It's the most awkward thing in the world when you're with someone you're genuinely in love with, walking around, and you see your eyes wandering.
You're so lost in the dating rollercoaster that you don't even notice that you're burned out.
A lot of people consider sharing a bed together an integral part of the relationship. So your partner may be resistant to the idea of sleeping in separate beds — they may even be hurt by the idea of it.
Because it's not always about big moves and sweeping gestures — it's really the everyday behaviors that keep your relationship alive.
But if you're using it to avoid conflict or as a way of papering over the cracks, there can be some big consequences — and new research proves it.
It's hard enough to know what game they're playing, but what's even harder is figuring out how to deal with it.
Well, it's not about settling and jumping into a relationship, it's about understanding that dating an be exhausting, and preparing yourself for that.
Relationships take work, sure, but how much work is too much?
If you realize your partner is codependent, the solution isn't as simple as spending less time together or just helping them get a hobby — codependency is a problem with much deeper roots.
Just because you see your friends getting married all around you isn't a reason to rush.