So a mistake there is more easily fixed, and the conversations are usually easier to have."Simply put, it sucks to make a mistake early on because your new-ish beau doesn't yet know you well enough to judge whether something you do is a one-off lapse in judgment, or a revealing glimpse of your true behavior.
While some people might be more forgiving early on in a relationship, there's also the reality that when you've only invested a short amount of time, some people might find it easier to cut-and-run instead of working things out.
"If a person doesn’t respect you (or is a hypocrite), you’re better off without them."The Fix: Learn to communicate without getting defensive.
The best way to make sure you're both on the same page?
Use your words, and have a convo about how often you both want to see each other.
So what's different about making a mistake only weeks into a blossoming relationship?
"The biggest difference between making an early mistake in a relationship as opposed to one later is that in a healthy long-term relationship, trust has been established," Dr. "Long-term partners know that the other has their back and they aren't going to abandon or deliberately hurt them.
I totally get the temptation to show off a new partner to the world.
In addition to being generally wonderful, the guy I'm seeing has such a chiseled jaw that all I want to do is snap a selfie together and make my Snapchat friends green with envy.Although there's a balance between being too available early on in a relationship, as mentioned above, it's also important to not be too quick to cut someone off."I commonly see people who expect to 'just know' right away whether there’s a connection with someone," Chlipala says. You need to invest time in dates, sometimes for weeks, to see if you can make a relationship work.Don’t dismiss someone because you don’t feel it right away."The Fix: Don't ignore your deal-breakers, but be open-minded and realize that connections aren't always an instant spark like TV and movies might have us believe.A 'mediocre' first date might actually lead to an amazing second date, so if you're on the fence, just give it a shot."Usually early mistakes are misunderstandings because the couple is still getting to know each other," Whiting says.