The “Awkward Phase” Is Simply Inevitable, But Here Are Some Tips For Getting Through It And Finding Your Groove In Your New Relationship

Drobot Dean - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual people

Have you ever started dating someone new and noticed you’ve shared a few awkward moments?

When you enter a new relationship with someone, you’ll still have to deal with awkward or uncomfortable little moments as you get used to each other and being around each other all the time.

For instance, many people can recall the first time they passed gas in front of their partner or the first time they noticed they had opposing habits. When you think about it, we really do act differently around people we’ve known for years versus people we just started dating.

Even if you have a fabulous connection, you’re still trying to get to know each other and see the more vulnerable parts of each other.

This stage of a new relationship can make some people really uncomfortable, as you may notice some things about your partner that you consider awkward, and they may make the same observations about you.

However, it’s a stage every couple has to experience, and by the time it ends, you’ll feel so much closer to your partner.

In the meantime, focus on being compassionate. If major red flags appear after entering a new relationship with your partner, like they talk down to you or disrespect your space or your friends and family, that’s another story. But if they make little mistakes or have awkward moments that don’t offend or hurt anybody, practice compassion and keep an open mind.

You’ve just entered a new relationship, so your partner might be nervous and make a few mistakes, like saying the wrong thing or being a bit clumsy. Be sure to stay kind and gracious while getting through the awkward phase with your partner.

Now is also the time to hold back from being judgmental or snarky. Again, little blips and mishaps are normal at the start of a new relationship, as there is so much to get used to. Don’t isolate your partner or make them feel bad by being judgmental. Just shake off those awkward moments and remember they don’t define a person!

Drobot Dean – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual people

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