What it Means to Take Things Slow
May 16, 2023
Rachel Jones

Let’s face it, we all simply love the thought of being in love. Our first contact with love is from all the fairy tales we read as children. Fairy tales such as Cinderella and Snow White left us wanting our very own Prince Charming. Now as we get older we move from fairy tales to romance novels and movies. All of these stories tell us how a boy meets a girl and they end up living happily ever after. With that said, all these relationships move pretty fast. As in they meet today and are married the next day. So what does it mean to take things slow?

Yes, being in a relationship can be one of the best things that happen to you. Being in love makes you feel things that you ordinarily wouldn’t. However, moving at the speed of light can often be the downfall of your relationship. It can also be the downfall of your confidence and identity. So what do you do? Well, you take things slow. You may have heard this term being thrown around while speaking relationship advice. But it isn’t always the easiest thing to understand. Now don’t worry, this isn’t some complicated concept that you won’t understand.

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To put things simply, taking it slowly simply means going at a pace that doesn’t leave you feeling lost. You may be wondering how this is done exactly. Figuring out what pace you are comfortable with simply requires you and your partner to communicate. While communicating, you will each be given the opportunity to set your boundaries, speak on your comfort level and express what you want from the relationship. Speaking about these things may be hard at first but it will greatly benefit your relationship in the long run. Remember, consistent communication is what good relationships are built on.

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