What are some reasons to take it slow?Spending every waking moment with your new partner is an easy trap to fall into when you’re obsessed with discovering everything from what songs they sing in the shower to exactly how many freckles are on their left cheek. But uninterrupted time with one another can lead to you losing sight of your own values, interests, and friends as your partner becomes the most important person in your life.
There are some very valid reasons to take things slow in a new relationship.For example, if you’re recovering from a recent breakup or are looking for a long-term commitment, a slower pace may be the key. Jumping into a new relationship soon after ending another can be a tricky situation. By their very nature, rebound relationships often speed along at a faster pace than is healthy. After a breakup, it can feel natural to replace the comfort your ex provided with affection from a new partner. But moving on too soon by throwing yourself into a new relationship could mean you’re getting swept up in a rush of endorphins without allowing yourself to heal. It’s also important to check the pace of your relationship if you’re looking for a healthy, long-term commitment. Sometimes things moving too quickly can be a sign of a toxic dynamic. Love bombing is another key red flag to watch out for. The term refers to emotionally manipulative behavior in which narcissists or abusers shower a new partner with love, affection, gifts and words of affirmation. After the relationship is established, a love bomber will become cold, distant and manipulative. The blame should never lie with victims of love bombing - the practice is difficult to spot, and so pervasive that the hashtag has accrued over 100 million views on TikTok - but a relationship moving at double speed could provide an ample opportunity for a love bomber to take advantage.