Early months of dating
What seems obvious or normal to you may surprise your partner, and vice versa.
If you are from different backgrounds, be aware that you may need to spend more time and energy to build your relationship.
The University of Chicago Student Counseling & Resource Service Virtual Pamphlet Collection, an excellent source of online information for college students on a wide range of topics.
The University of Chicago Student Counseling & Resource Service Many of the books listed below can be found at UT Libraries and/or the Office of Health Promotion, located in SSB 1.106.
The audiotape text was modified by the staff of the University of Florida Counseling Center.
With their permission and support, it has been revised and edited into its present form by the staff at The University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center, with Suzanne Fremont, Ph. Some portions of this document were modified with permission from brochures published by the Counseling Services at Pace University, the Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the Counseling Center for Human Development at the University of South Florida.
Resolving conflicts requires honesty, a willingness to consider your partner's perspective even if you don't fully understand it, and lots of communication.
At the same time, keep in mind that your partner may not enjoy your friends as much as you do.
Negotiate which friends you and your partner spend time with together.
While the early months of a relationship can feel effortless and exciting, successful long-term relationships involve ongoing effort and compromise by both partners.
Building healthy patterns early in your relationship can establish a solid foundation for the long run.
When you are just starting a relationship, it is important to: Relationships Change.