So, you’ve got just got together with someone new and are totally and completely loved up. The chances are that if you are in the first few weeks of a new relationship, you are still living in the happy, honeymoon bubble, and see everything with rose-tinted glasses.
While it’s great that you are so happy with your new partner, it’s important to understand that navigating a new relationship isn’t always a walk in the park. The chances are that in the first few weeks of dating, you and your new partner will have some incredibly uncomfortable conversations, all of which are necessary, I might add.
To give you a heads up on what types of conversations are to come below is a handy guide. Have a read and take note, so that you know what to expect, and are prepared for the somewhat uncomfortable conversations that are to come.
The ‘what are we’ talk
This is never an easy or enjoyable conversation to have, but after a few weeks of dating when you and your new partner still haven’t established exactly, what you are to each other, it’s time for the ‘what are we’ talk. Asking another person how they feel about you and what they would like the two of you to be to each other, is not exactly an easy conversation to ask. However, if you are happy with your new partner, it’s an important chat to have. The more comfortable with each other you are, the easier this conversation will be to have.
The chat about safe sex
Another conversation that everyone in a new couple dreads is the chat about having safe sex. The truth is that once you and your new partner get intimate with each other, you can end up putting your health at risk, if you’re not careful, that is. So it’s important to make sure that before you take your relationship any further, that you both undergo STD testing, to ensure that neither one of you carries anything that you could potentially pass on. Attending an STD clinic is the perfect time to ask any questions about STDs, such as “can you cure genital warts?” and “how easily is Chlamydia treated?”.
Talking about when to meet each other’s families
When you really like someone, it’s only natural that you want to introduce them to your family. However, having a conversation about when would be the right time for the two of you to meet each other’s families can be a little awkward. It’s always great when you meet each other’s families organically – aka while out and about by accident. However, if that doesn’t happen, then you have to chat about when a good time would be and plan something out. To make the meeting itself less awkward, it’s best to plan to meet your partner’s family at an event, so that all the focus isn’t on the two of you.
So there you have it a guide to surviving the most uncomfortable conversations that come with new relationships.
** THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED ON 2-13-2018