Learn to recognise and deal with jealousy The word ‘jealousy’ describes a mixed bag of horrible feelings, including: Usually this feels so bad, we’ll do anything we can to avoid it.
One way we do this is by blaming others and their actions for how we are feeling.
Always be respectful of others’ feelings and choices If you’re not sure of how someone feels about you, ask them. If someone loves you, then they will want for you to be happy.
Is one guy or gal a little more thoughtful than the rest?
Is there one person whose jokes crack you up more than all the others?
If you’re dating someone, and you haven’t talked about the rules of engagement (including how exclusive you will be), don’t assume that they’ll be okay with you dating someone else at the same time. Not knowing whether it’s okay with your partner, or hiding what you’re up to, is a recipe for emotional disaster for everyone involved.
Here are some ideas for when you first start dating someone, but you’re not sure you’re ready for an exclusive relationship: Our actions affect others Think about how your actions or choices – particularly your sexual choices – will affect your partner and the other person involved.
Is dating multiple people dishonest, sleazy, and flat-out wrong?
Or is it healthy, even beneficial, to date multiple people at the same time in your quest to find a soul mate?
And since you know you have some other dates lined up soon, the make-it-or-break-it pressure on this specific date simply isn’t there, allowing you to relax a lot more. Right, you’ll be able to pledge a commitment to then date exclusively, in the confident knowledge that this person was better than all the other options.
Whether you’re nervous about having even a first date or are trying to hustle and find that perfect romance as soon as possible, allowing yourself to plan more than one date at a time can be beneficial, enriching, and even fun!
Don’t do anything you aren’t sure that both of you are okay with.
If you or your partner don’t feel safe or happy, be open and honest about it, and work with them to resolve the problem.
Dating multiple people, or having an alternative relationship, sounds like a great option if you have feelings for more than one person.