Couples who have only just started dating should reduce the amount of time they spend together, experts have claimed. In the early stages of a relationship, the excitement of seeing someone new can make you want to spend as much time with them as possible. Dr Seth Meyers, a licensed clinical psychologist and author, recently wrote about how seeing a new romantic interest too frequently can negatively affect your relationship in the long run. Meyers explains how seeing a new partner all the time increases the desire to be physically and sexually intimate, which can put you at risk of experiencing intense emotions too quickly. Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies.
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Some couples are glued at the hip, while others treasure their alone time. So, spending too much time with your partner means different things to different people. However, its effects are pretty much the same for everyone: You'll start to resent them, lose aspects of your life that you enjoyed, and perhaps even forget who you are. Having different background, upbringing, likes, and dislikes is what keeps a relationship interesting," she says. However, if you have always despised sports, but since your partner loves it — you magically take on the same enthusiasm about that among other things — then that is a clear sign that one should go back and get a clear sense of self.
How Much Is Too Much When Dating?
My boyfriend and I have busy jobs and although we live together, we rarely spend any proper time together. He says it's just a phase and will pass. I don't think other couples live like this. How much time do most people spend together and does it matter?
These days, couples are getting married later in life than their parents did. In , the average man was Census Bureau. Today, the average ages are It's clear that people are getting married older , but did you know that it's also more common than ever for couples to date and live together for years before tying the knot?