Conversation NO-NOs for a New, Budding Relationship
When you begin a new relationship, it can be an exciting and confusing time. There are a lot of things that can threaten the intimate bond, including conversations.
Relationships are fragile, yet lovely. So, what is it that makes them fragile? There are many things that can threaten the intimate bond, including conversations. When you begin a new relationship, it can be an exciting and confusing time. Here are the most common conversation mistakes and how you can avoid them to help you make this new relationship a success. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
The most common mistake people make in a new relationship is ‘not listening.’ Don’t just ignore what your partner is saying and wait for them to finish. Put the words in your mouth on hold. When you really listen, you tend to pick up on loads of potential paths in the conversation. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
Don’t make a conversation sound like an interrogation by asking too many questions from your partner. You may find it easy to resort to questions when you don’t have that much too contribute. In that case, mix questions with statements. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
Nothing is more frightening in a new relationship than the topic of marriage. Making plans for where, when and how you’ll get married will scare your partner away. Keep in mind to not start with anything like ‘our marriage..’. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
Talking about someone’s bad health and your crappy job takes out positive energy from your conversation. Also, save religion and politics for conversations with your new partner. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
Some are okay with talking/listening to details about past relationships on the first date, but most aren’t. It is always better to keep your stories inside and not go into too much detail about those you’ve dated. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
Money matters but bringing it up can take a toll on your new relationship. It might make your partner think that you are in it for the money. If it is really important to talk about financial priorities, wait for at least a couple of months. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
People who belittle others are only belittling themselves. Harsh accusation can leave your partner feeling like an idiot. Do you want the same thing to happen to you? Even when your intention is to not upset them, it is a no-no. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
If you are having troubles in your family and need a shoulder to cry on, go to your friend. A new partner may not be the best person to talk about it; they may not understand and give you support of any kind. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
Surprisingly, the habit of interrupting and taking over a conversation is quite common. Hogging the spot-light can make you feel good but this comes at a price. Don’t interrupt someone and hijack their story. Understand the importance of striking a balance between listening and talking. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)
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