A ‘relationship’ can mean so many different things to so many different people. Everyone has their own definition of an ideal relationship but that’s the thing, everyone has their OWN definition. It’s quite possible, however, that two people might want the same thing but don’t know how to make it work. Many people want an emotionally fulfilling relationship, they want commitment, they want devotion and as cliche as all of this might sound, it’s true.
Here’s the thing, liking someone or even being in love might be the integral part in starting a relationship but in order to make a relationship work into being an emotionally fulfilling one, there are so many other things to consider.
1. Don’t move forward too fast.
Many people want to be in a relationship that’ll actually go somewhere, one where there’s an actual future for the two people involved. This is undoubtedly a good thing but you can’t move forward too fast because even though the other person might want the same thing, they need some time and some space to actually think of where this might lead.
You’re goal oriented, you want a future but your partner might be thinking more practically. As I’ve mentioned before, feelings are what it takes to begin a relationship but there’s quite a lot more in order for it to actually go somewhere. Your partner doesn’t need to feel pressurised into considering a future so early on into the relationship. Give them time, take your own time then talk about the future when you’re sure you two would have one. This is the first step into having a ‘real’ relationship.