When is it a relationship and not dating

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I am totally guilty of falling into this trap; I still struggle with it.

When we don’t get texts back quickly, our mind starts to race, and we assume the worst. And the panic subsides until down the line, they don’t respond to a different text within your expected time window, or their response time changes, and you spiral downward once again.

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Then again, the first date may not have ignited fireworks.

Without even talking to him or getting the facts, I made a decision to distance myself. There are so many reasons why a kiss doesn’t surface on a first date that has nothing to do with you or the chemistry.

I thought if he’s not going to give me as much as I give him, why invest in this? Then I slowly got used to it and learned that that’s just the way he is. The person may want to kiss you, but the timing may be off, or the activity doesn’t allow for that moment.

Add to that our ego and fear of being vulnerable, and our dating experience or relationship can go south pretty quickly.

When you add to the mix texts, social media, dating apps, and emails, there is even more room to miscommunicate.

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