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Is Your Relationship Moving At A Healthy Pace, According to Experts

Is Your Relationship Moving At A Healthy Pace, According to Experts

When you start seeing someone new, the last thing on your mind is whether or not the relationship is moving at a healthy pace. Welcome to the honeymoon phase, where everything is new and exciting! And the chances of saying yes to things you’re not necessarily ready for runs high. If you’re anything like me, the honeymoon phase goes something like this:

The Life Cycle of the Honeymoon Phase

  • Week 1: Fantasy – You’re sitting on the couch halfway into a rom-com, and before you know it, you’re swept up in a daydream starring you and your new bae.
  • Week 2: Intensity – Two dates in, you might have the colors for your dream wedding picked out on a Pinterest board.
  • Week 3: Over the Top Behavior – Three weeks later, you’re spending every waking minute together and your friends are already rolling their eyes.

It’s hard to not get swept up in the honeymoon phase of dating when the person you’re with seems great – but when is it too much? As someone who has been in unhealthy relationships that moved too quickly in the beginning, sometimes I still need help telling the difference between being a hopeless romantic, and when I’m going against my “you do you” policy.

I recently spoke to Rose Richardson, a ily therapist, to shed more light on the subject and it turns out there is no “one-size-fits-all” for relationships. While meeting someone’s parents after 4 months of dating is out of the question for some couples, it could be totally fine for others.Läs mer »Is Your Relationship Moving At A Healthy Pace, According to Experts