If you've gotten used to doing everything with a significant other, proving to yourself that you can do things alone — and enjoy them just as much — is a great way to start moving on from the relationship.
We know that “settling down” is often considered a good thing — it can show that you’re comfortable, happy, and content. But settling for someone is worrying — implying that the relationship isn’t quite good enough or you're with them just for …
And the number one source of relationship stress? Well, again and again, studies show that it comes down to one thing: money.
Even though you may know, intellectually, that couples argue whether they’re married or not, there can be something really jarring about your first fight as a married couple.
You need to be able to sit and enjoy the same space, but not necessarily be chatting up a storm. There's a level of peace and contentment that comes with being able to just be with someone.
With so much going on when we talk about communication, what's the bottom line?
Surely, you're aware that having unprotected sex has risks, but how does it compare to other dangerous activities?
And though it’s easy to judge them and assume that they’ve just stopped making an effort or let the spark die out, the truth is it can be really difficult to keep the conversation alive, especially if you’re in a long-term …
So it’s important that you’re ready with a supportive shoulder and an open mind if your partner is going through a major change.
But a lot of the time, it's just performance anxiety. Which was true in my case, but it's really hard to just accept it as that, and not make a bigger thing out of it.