Entering a new relationship is something most of us feel excited by and allows us to start a new chapter in our lives. Whether you meet your new partner on a night out or on a modern day dating app like Tinder or Bumble, it’s an exciting time for both partners. Being in a relationship with a certain person usually means you have similar interests, matching personalities and enjoy each other’s company; but it’s still important to be open and honest with your partner. Communicating from the early stages of your relationship allows you both to share your feelings and what you both want to gain from the relationship and can also help avoid potential issues further down the line. There are many areas to discuss with your partner and below are a few of the more important ones.
Discuss the different contraception options
When it comes to the more intimate side of a relationship, it’s important to discuss what type of contraception is best for the both of you. Contraception for both men and women are widely available from places like LloydsPharmacy and it’s not a subject you should feel embarrassed talking about. There are a number of health professionals who can advise you on the different types of contraception and answer any concerns you may have. Being open with your partner about contraception is an important part of any relationship and allows you to gain a better understanding of your partners feelings without any additional worries.
Getting to know each other
If you’re starting a new relationship then the chances are you’ve been on several dates with the person and have a good understanding of them. Depending on how long you’ve been seeing each other for, may mean you don’t know everything about your new partner; but that’s ok. Just because you have different interests or your personalities aren’t best suited, doesn’t mean the relationship won’t work. New relationships take time to develop and it’s important to remember the saying “opposites attract”. By keeping this in mind and enjoying the time you both spend together, you’ll get to know a different side to your partner.
Talk about future plans
This isn’t necessarily a topic which needs discussing in the dating stages of a relationship, but it’s important to know what your partners plans for the future are. Understanding what they want to gain from a relationship and from their personal life means you can discuss whether or not you’re both on the same page and discuss the potential solutions. The main areas to talk about are whether or not you both would like to get married and if you’d like to start a family. Not everyone will want these things but it may cause issues later on in life if it’s something you want; which is why it’s important to talk about these things.
Meeting someone new and entering a relationship with them is an exciting time in our lives. Spending time together and getting to know each other take up most of the time during the early stages of a new relationship but it’s important to have open and honest conversations with one another, so you both have a clear understanding of where you want the relationship to go.