Early Dating Traps to Avoid, and the Importance of Balance in Early Dating
The excitement that goes hand-in-hand with a new relationship is undeniable. The butterflies, the nervous anticipation… there are few things as electrifying as spending time with a new love interest. Unfortunately, it can be all too easy for some to fall victim to early relationship traps – emotional triggers that play into low self-esteem and set new relationships up for inevitable failure. For those of us who have suffered emotional wounds, consistently falling into early relationship traps may prevent us from developing mature, healthy, long-term partnerships. Without even realizing that we are doing so, we may be searching for a partner to heal these old wounds and make us feel happy and whole. Although we can still heal ourselves while we are involved in a romantic relationship, the key is that we truly heal ourselves – we don’t look to another person to do the work for us.
Finding Balance in Relationships
So, how do we begin healing? The first step is recognizing and acknowledging that there is some healing that needs to take place. Take a look at the following early relationship traps, and determine how many you regularly fall victim to. Everyone is capable of developing and maintaining a healthy, joyful relationship once old wounds have been adequately healed.