New relationships can be full of excitement, intrigue, and passion. You may get butterflies in your stomach every time you’re with that new special someone, and you can’t help but find yourself fantasizing about your future together as a couple.
However, if you truly want your new relationship to be long-lasting instead of short-lived, it’s never been more important for you to avoid these 11 major relationship mistakes that are powerful enough to sink any new relationship.
Sometimes you may feel a little bit insecure, but you should get a hold of yourself and on your feelings and don’t do the mistake most people do in the beginning of a new relationship: don’t lie! Honesty is always the right thing to do in every situation, especially when it comes to your love life. Don’t lie, whether you are tempted to do it because you want improve yourself and you think that by lying you will win somebody’s love, or because you don’t wanna hurt somebody’s feelings in case you are not that interested after you got to know them better. By being honest, you’ll be able to avoid those unpleasant situations that may appear afterwards.
2. Never pretend to like things you actually hate
It’s very important to always stay true to yourself—even when you’re in a new relationship. Liking something you really hate, just because your partner’s a fan of it, doesn’t really help either you or them. So, whether it’s a rap song, an exotic cuisine, or an adventure sport, don’t claim to like it just because you want things to work out with your partner, or make them think of you a certain way.
3. Over looking red flags
While you may think your new partner is practically perfect, it’s important that you don’t let your googly eyes prevent you from seeing any possible red flags. For instance, if your partner disrespects you, tries to control you, acts recklessly, or is emotionally or physically abusive in any way, it’s important that you don’t turn a blind eye to these kinds of negative behaviors.
4. Don’t stop hanging out with your friends
Now this one’s really important. It’s great having a new companion, but it’s very important to remember to keep your old ones close as well. It can be quite tempting to spend every waking minute with your new partner, but be sure to make time for your friends too. After all, they’re the ones who are always there for you, through thick and thin.
5. Don’t change your appearance
If you’ve got curls for days that you absolutely adore, but your partner has mentioned a preference for pin straight hair, don’t feel the need to change the way your hair looks. The same goes for the way you dress, or how you like to do your makeup. At the end of the day, it’s important to keep yourself happy—there’s no point changing, and being unhappy, only to impress somebody. Someone who’s truly meant for you, will like you just the way you are.