Dating and giving space
As a bonus, your new activities will offer plenty of conversation topics to discuss when you and your boyfriend see each other again.
Before you started dating you had your own group of friends to hang with.
This article was co-authored by Paul Chernyak, LPC.
Paul Chernyak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago.
Look for ways to address and fix any underlying issues.
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Her articles have appeared in "Pittsburgh Parent Magazine" and the website PBS Parents.
She has a Master of Science in applied developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education.
It’s from one of my most extroverted friends, who just started dating an introvert. As an author who writes about introversion, I get a few emails a month from panicked extroverts who are wondering why their introvert went dark on them. It’s hard not to take it personally when someone says they want to be left alone — especially when you’ve been enjoying their company so much. Introverts’ brains are actually wired a little differently than extroverts’, and as a result, we have less of a battery for “people time.”Whereas a night out on the town might be fun and exciting for you, it comes at a price for your introvert.As you spend time with friends and pursue your own interests, you avoid becoming his shadow -- and you allow your relationship to progress naturally. In your case, your new boyfriend may insist that he has his own space to see his friends, do something that interests only him or just be by himself.Creating a successful romantic partnership means that you need to respect his needs.Talk to your guy and establish what both of your boundaries are.
Listen to what he has to say when it comes to the space he needs.Using someone else to fulfill all of your needs or complete you is an unhealthy approach to a relationship.