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.
Talking about your sex life, talking about your needs, and, even worse, talking about things you don't like — that all seemed scary as hell.
Just because you see your friends getting married all around you isn't a reason to rush.
Some people have different styles or preferences — and what one person loves might just not work for another person.
You might think that you've moved on — and really believe it — but, suddenly, you realize that you're still thinking about your ex.