Still, no one is perfect, and it's totally OK and even healthy to make mistakes in a relationshipso you shouldn't feel too down on yourself when you inevitably screw something up. That being said, it's still beneficial to be aware of the early relationship mistakes that can cause trouble for your relationship in the future — because not every mistake is free of consequences. In a recent AskReddit thread, one user asked people to share the common relationship mistakes people make early on which wind up having serious consequences down the line.
Here are 13 examples of things Redditors say to avoid doing in a new relationship if you want it to blossom into something healthy, happy, and long-lasting.
In the early stages, it might be difficult and uncomfortable to voice any complaints you have about the relationship, but it's crucial that you do so: any unresolved negative feelings are just going to fester and turn into resentmentwhich will be much harder to deal with later.
Threatening To Break Up To Get Your Way Unless you actually plan to leave your partner over something, it's unhealthy not to mention immature to use breaking up as a threat — especially if it's just as a tool to get your way or win an argument. If you don't, you're opening the door for conflict to creep in when your partner inevitably, unwittingly does something you're uncomfortable with, but haven't communicated.
But in order to have an authentic long-term relationshipboth partners need to feel comfortable being their authentic selves — after all, someone can't fully accept you if they don't fully know you. However, don't make the mistake of pushing all your other friendships to the side — because it's unhealthy and unrealistic to expect your partner to fulfill all your emotional and social needs.
People of Reddit, at what age did you start seriously dating and how did you know Your special someone is out there and will be lucky to have you one day! I'm 21 and am sort of the same way. I still would screw around and waste time with a girl who I don't think I would ever marry, but I would very seriously consider. Three or four months in when I confessed that I hadn't had much dating experience, not only did she not care, she also hadn't even picked up on it. That was.
When Did You Realize You Loved Your Friend? (Reddit Ask Women)