Although it may be hard, don‘t be too afraid to put on the brakes and take a step back; the right person will be willing to stick around.In the early weeks and months of a relationship, chances are, you want to go skipping forward into the future, hand in hand, as fast as you can.
What you should be wondering is if they actually have a point, and you’ll going way too fast in love—but, of course, you’re way too loved up for that, aren’t you?
If this is you, it is definitely time to take a step back, and start analyzing the following signs to see if things are, indeed, moving too fast.
More importantly, if feeling it after only a couple of weeks, you may need to reassess whether it’s the genuine thing, or basic infatuation.
[Read: 10 reasons why saying ‘I love you’ too soon just sucks! Are you planning holidays together, or does one of you get annoyed when the other goes on vacation without you? You know things are moving too fast when the pet names are starting to make an appearance.
If one of you has stopped paying the bills, or ditched other financial ties without discussion, then slowing down is a very—if not the only—sensible option. Still hanging on to that perfect first date facade? Both are definite signs that the relationship has gotten ahead of where it should be. “Love” gets used way too easily, and way too early in the relationship nowadays.
Save it for when you truly feel it; otherwise, people may end up getting hurt.Following your feelings but keeping a cool head is key to a lasting romance. I don't know about you, but according to April, every single one of my relationships has needed to slow down.She says she often hears from people who committed to one another after dating for only a few months, and then, learning things about one another soon after that shows they are incompatible."Unfortunately for them, they've committed too soon and have to break up if the incompatibilities are deal breakers," April says."It's an excellent investment in the relationship and shows respect," she says.Plus, April makes the excellent point that making an impulsive decision about one area of your life sets you up to treat every major milestone this way.[Read: The totally-in-love couple’s guide to social media etiquette] #10 Marriage talk. This might be a sudden and startling jerk back into reality if you’re the one doing the meeting.