This article was published on March 18th, 2021
The beginning of a relationship is always so exciting – things are going well, no arguments, and the start of something serious. But after a while, it gets easy to lose some of the confidence you had from the beginning. The good thing is that there a few ways to kick it up a notch and HomoCulture breaks down the best ways to boost your self-confidence when you need it most in a new relationship.
Don’t make assumptions.
When a new relationship is so new and fresh, the fragility makes it quite easy to make assumptions based on what you perceive your partner to be responding to you. Determine what is acceptable for you and commit to it as this shows respect and understanding instead of jumping to conclusions.
Take time to do the things you truly enjoy with your partner.
This is the best time in a relationship to explore and share adventures together. By doing things that you both enjoy, you will be more likely to relax and remain in the moment. Take advantage of this time to take your relationship to the next level.
Make a friend of your new partner to build the bond.
We all have varying expectations on our friends, and your new partner should be no different. When it comes to a relationship, having a friendship established makes it easier to talk through any issues and strengthen the way you you interact. Plus, this will give you both the time to discover one another’s great qualities and flaws – the foundations to a solid relationship that stands the test of time.
You decide the direction.
As much as you may prefer a relationship to move at a pace that you like, the truth is that time and energy flows are a simple fact of life and we all have to act accordingly. There is a tendency to overthink the little things early on and the advice is to learn how to assess situations and focus on each one every step of the way. Being honest about who you really are is a true test that determines who you deem worthy to spend your time and life with.
New relationships will always come with some level of anxiety, but with an elevated dose of confidence and a new mindset, you can find the necessary components to navigate your relationship.