You're not alone in that new relationship anxiety. Meet the Expert. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of pregnantish. And celebrity matchmaker Carmelia Ray agrees that this "honeymoon stage" is an important period in your life. But the new relationship anxiety and jitters you feel can definitely take away some of the carefree excitement and cause unnecessary pressure.
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Years ago, a former coworker who was pretty by-the-book about relationships confessed to me that she and her now-husband took an impromptu trip to a tropical island just a few weeks into dating. I couldn't believe she would take that kind of chance, and yet, she was so excited retelling the story. I remember thinking, Huh. The most interesting thing I've done lately is see my boyfriend's grandmother perform in a local opera. Hearing her talk about how fun this trip was left an imprint on my mind and made me realize I should probably be shaking things up from the usual dinner-and-a-movie script. A few years later, I was G-chatting with a guy I had only been on four dates with but really liked.
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Luckily, this step-by-step guide will help you take a step back and realize that wondering is a waste. If you devoted the brain power you spend obsessing to something creative or interesting or different, you could learn a new skill! Master a language! Seriously, you could accomplish something truly epic in the time you spend deconstructing a dude — so do it.