"I just started a new relationship and I don't want to mess things up. Help!" -Georgia, California
Read the full transcript »
I just started a new relationship and I don’t want to mess things up. Help, beginnings can be fragile, you finally got something taking route and you want it to grow. Here are five tips to help your new relationship go from sapling to tree. Give each other a room, being together is great. Acting like conjoined twins is not, everyone needs fresh air and a bit of sunshine. So respect each other’s space, don’t be upset if either of you wants some time alone. Don’t talk about the future too soon, nothing fix a guy out like the prospect of kids before he’s ready for them. Don’t think he doesn’t want to be with you if he sheds away from the topic. He just enjoys the way things are now. And isn’t quite ready to branch out. Forge friendship with your partners pals. You don’t have to storm the boys on the tree house. But it’s nice for both of you if you’re comfortable around his buddies. Don’t forget your own friends, teaching the gals will lead to feelings of resentment and neglect. And if your relationship comes to an end, you’ll want that circle of support. Follow these rules and your relationship should soon be bursting with new leads. Got a question? Ask it now at yourtango.com/questions.