Shady Things We All Do When We Get Into A New Relationship
When love is new, it leaves you saying “my bad” a lot to friends and family who feel left hanging. All of those hormones that leave you dangerously in love are great for your heart and your new relationship. But they’re terrible for everything else.
During those first few crazy months, we are not ourselves. We neglect our friends, don’t have time to call our family members like we said we would, and spend a good deal of time in the bedroom under the covers. Sometimes love even makes you get on your own nerves.
But most of us are guilty of getting a little lax, so there’s no need to feel too bad about it. Just politely ask your loved ones for a pass on these behaviors brought upon by a new relationship and promise to pay it forward the next time someone else loses their mind over a wonderful new love.
Disappear On Our Friends
Remember the last time you hung out with them? Unfortunately for your girlfriends, brunch with the girls struggles to beat breakfast in bed…
Monopolize The Conversation
You don’t even realize until about 20 sentences in that you’ve been talking about your new beau the entire time.
Sneak Off To Call Him
And you do so during the first girls’ lunch you haven’t canceled on in weeks.
Give Relationship Advice To All Of Your Single Friends
Because you feel like an expert in love.
Try To Hook Your Friends Up
You have big dreams of blending your friend circle with your boyfriend’s friend circle, even if you have to surprise them with an awkward blind dinner date.
Bring Your Boyfriend To Girls’ Night Out
Love tricked you into thinking they wouldn’t be that mad about it. But even though he’s super cool, all your girls are starting to forget what it was like to hang out with just you alone.
Play Love Songs Over And Over
And now anyone who has sat in your car over the last month is sick of their formerly favorite song.
Pressure Him On Valentine’s Day
You used to pride yourself on not being the kind of girl who needed an official holiday to feel the love. But suddenly you’re definitely expecting big things on the big day.
Shirk Your Responsibilities
Suddenly call in for a sick day to cuddle a little longer in bed? Love makes that sound perfectly reasonable — until you get the side-eye from whoever was left with the responsibility of having to cover your work.
Lose Yourself A Little
“What do you mean I wasn’t always seriously into the NCAA tournament and Kendrick Lamar?”
Flood Social Media With Love
Quotes, gifs, wedding videos, all with your new boo tagged. Remember how much you hated those when you were single?
Netflix and Chill (and order in) is great for a new relationship but terrible for the scale. Especially since you’ve been bailing on spin class with the girls for more time on the couch with your boyfriend.
Pile On The PDA
Because love knows it’s only obnoxious when other couples do it.