Some experts suggest avoiding defining your relationship (“DTR”) altogether.
They say, let things evolve and if you’re meant to be an item, one day it will be obvious to you both.
You can’t know which it is until you ask."When not knowing where you stand becomes hurtful, it is important to talk about where the relationship is going," Richardson says.
"If you don’t, resentment builds and you often find yourself pulling away or arguing about things you are really upset about."Super embarrassing, right? Even if you haven’t explicitly said it yet, y’all are a couple.
"In the digital age, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be open, sincere and vulnerable.
We don’t want to put ourselves out there unless we are sure the other person will reciprocate our feelings."But any grown-ass woman who's had a romantic partner knows that you have to push through the fear and have that DTR conversation at .
To completely bastardize a famous saying, with great freedom comes great responsibility. Talk about your values, get a sense of past relationships, what commitment looks like to them and what they want this time around.Become a love detective, and it may help to avoid surprises later.Perhaps you’ve been going on dates every weekend for a few months and you’ve noticed your guy is still on the dating site you met on. It sets the scene for confrontation and anxiety with the other person thinking, “Brace yourself, this is not going to be fun!”That client is now working on setting healthy boundaries for herself, how to spot “the one,” and how to communicate her needs before she gets involved with the next guy.