So you have a new boyfriend. Yay! You feel like you're on cloud nine right now and everything is perfect, as it should be. But sometimes girls in new relationships tend to get too caught up in the moment that they end up doing or saying things that may burst their happy bubbles too soon.
So, here's a little cheat sheet that may come in handy. Take note of these rookie mistakes you should try to avoid:
1. Making your boyfriend the center of your world
Remember: you still have a life outside of your relationship. Don't let your boyfriend be the main source of your happiness and try not to be dependent on him. Experience new things together, but also leave some time for yourself to grow.
2. Ditching your friends and family
You will be tempted to spend every single day with your boyfriend, but don't neglect the other people who love you, too. Make time for your family and friends, with or without your guy. It's always a good sign when your boyfriend gets along with the important people in your life, but make sure you also attend girls' nights out with just the girls, like old times!
3. Showing off your relationship in all your social media accounts
There's nothing wrong with posting cute couple photos on Instagram or Facebook, but when you discuss and reveal every detail of your relationship on social media, things can get ugly. Not only will you make other people uncomfortable with extreme PDA and TMI, but you will also deprive your relationship of privacy.
4. Saying "I love you" too soon
Don't immediately assume that just because you're extremely happy and kilig that you're already in love. Love doesn't happen overnight. It's a gradual process that takes time and effort. Saying "I love you" to your boyfriend too soon will not only possibly freak him out, but it might also set you up for disappointment. You will get to that point eventually. There is no need to rush things.
5. Being a clingy girlfriend
As mentioned earlier, you'll probably want to spend as much time as possible with your boyfriend. But you shouldn't expect him to drop everything else in his life for you. Let him hang out with his friends, play video games by himself, or shoot some hoops with his buddies.
6. Comparing yourself to his ex
Do not, we repeat, DO NOT do this. It's unneccessary stress and you'll only make yourself paranoid. She is irrelevant to your relationship now, so don't waste your time dwelling on his past.
7. Getting angry when your boyfriend isn’t as affectionate as you are
We've said it before and we'll say it again: a lot of guys aren't comfortable with public displays of affection by nature, but that doesn't mean they don't genuinely care about you. What matters is how he treats you when you're alone. The opinions of others shouldn't matter.