Honestly, not really.
However, that doesn’t mean that you should stop driving it. Time and time again I see people give up something they love or something in their life for a new relationship or person. Giving up something you love can make the other party feel like you are willing to do anything, which can be a total turn off to most of us. In the end, this leaves you:
Without the relationship + without whatever it was you left for the relationship = Alone
Here are some pointers to keep your new relationship on an even playing field:
- Keep your commitments. Don’t stop getting up to work out just because your partner sleeps in
- Work. Don’t take time off to go out of your way for a new partner. They will respect that you have obligations outside of them
- Friends. Keep spending time with your friends while incorporating your partner occasionally.
- Hobbies. Make sure that you keep yourself busy and don’t take on cleaning your significant others house or making sure they have take-out every day as your new hobby. People respect you when you prioritize your life, so in the beginning they are a small part of it
- Spirituality. Never give up your faith because someone doesn’t participate in it
- Encourage, never nag. If you feel like you are being a drag all the time, it is probably because you are. This is a two-way street and encouraging one another in habits and hobbies is essential for a healthy relationship