12 Awkward Moments that happen in every New Relationship

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Relationships are beautiful especially when first starting out, the Honeymoon phase, as they call it. There’s nothing quite like the innocence of falling in love with someone and experiencing the bright flames of that romance in its earliest stages. However, underneath all the innocent flare and passion, you can find a bunch of awkward moments tucked away. These awkward situations are rites of passage for all couples. Awkward situations help couples become more comfortable with each other and be more at ease with their relationship. Here are 12 awkward moments that occur in new relationships.

1. The Label Discussion

This is the very first awkward hurdle that all couples have to overcome especially with modern relationships. Labels can make for very tricky discussions especially now when particular labels carry heavy weight. Are you casually dating? Are you in an exclusive relationship? Are you in an open relationship? Having a talk about where you both stand in a relationship can be very scary, especially when expectations aren’t being met. Couples don’t have to worry though. After getting past this phase, it’s just a smooth series of awkward situations from here on out.

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2. Conversations about Exes

You may have some knowledge about his ex, but you feel like there are some parts of the story he has been leaving out. You feel like you have the right to know since you’re his girlfriend now and his exes shouldn’t matter. The tricky part is, you’re not entirely sure you want to know every single detail about his past relationships, and you’re also unsure of how he’ll respond to you asking him about it. Conversations about exes can make for very awkward bedroom talk.

3. The First Farts in Front of Each Other

Farts can always make for awkward situations in whatever social setting. But how comfortable do you have to be with your boyfriend in order for you to be able to fart in front of each other? Just know this, once you get past that initial awkward fart, you’re basically in the safe zone. It means he can tolerate even the gross parts about you because he loves you. – Continue reading on the next page

4. The Meeting of the Parents

There aren’t too many situations in a relationship that carry as much pressure as having to meet your partner’s parents for the first time. You try your best to be yourself, because you want them to accept you for who you are, but you also try your absolute hardest to impress them. You want them to feel comfortable about their child’s relationship choices, and while that first dinner can be very awkward for all parties involved, every dinner after that should come easy.

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5. The Meeting of the Friends

This might not be as awkward as meeting your boyfriend’s parents, but it still makes for a very awkward situation if you don’t handle it well. Like the previous example, you want to be liked and you want them to approve of you, but you don’t want to compromise who you are in the process. But don’t worry, your boyfriend is there for you to help you get through the initial awkwardness.

6. Becoming Facebook Official

In a modern world so heavily dominated by social media, becoming official on Facebook can be a big deal. It’s sending a message of fidelity, of love, and of commitment. So how do you go about it? Who’s going to make the first move to becoming Facebook official? Oh how awkward the lead-up process is.

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7. Forgetting Important Details

Imagine how awkward it would be if you forgot important details about each other at important moments. It’s perfectly understandable though; the human brain can only accumulate so much knowledge in a short period of time. You can’t be expected to know what his favorite movie is, her favorite color, the date of his dog’s birthday, and everything else under the sun.

8. The First Gift Exchange

Be it birthdays or holidays, the first gift exchange can be incredibly nerve-wracking. Should you be buying something expensive? Should it be something sentimental? How will she react when she gets it? Will he think I’m becoming too attached to soon by giving him this gift? The key to getting over this awkwardness is to just not overthink it.В – Continue reading on the next page

9. The Discussion about Using Protection

Things are getting steamy and you want to take your relationship to the next level. But you’re not necessarily ready for bringing new life into the world yet, so you talk about using contraceptives. Yes. You have to have that talk, no matter how awkward it is.

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10. The First Sexual Encounter

As magical as we want all our initial sexual encounters to be, that is very rarely the case. Most of the time, the first sexual experience can be very awkward. You’re not sure about the sexual styles and preferences of your partner and you’re worried too much about living up to their expectations. Like most things in life, it only gets better with time.

11. Waking Up Next to Each Other for the First Time

In connection with the previous two items on this list, this awkward moment is essentially the culmination of your first shared sexual experience. How do you go about it? Do you stay in bed and talk about the night you shared together or do you go on as if it was a perfectly natural experience?

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12. The First Argument

The first argument between two people in a relationship can be a very difficult ordeal. It doesn’t necessarily even have to be a big argument. Minor disagreements can be the source for a substantial heaping of awkwardness. The first argument can also be a test for your relationship. How strong are your ties to withstand conflict and move on as a couple? Who makes the first move towards reconciliation? Just know that despite the severe awkwardness, it’s important to acknowledge that minor squabbles are normal parts of any relationship.

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