The early stages of a relationship are always the most exciting. It's those early days when thinking about your partner puts a huge smile on your face, being around them gives you butterflies, and no matter how hard you try to keep it cool, you just can't seem to get enough of them. While it's so easy to get swept up in the newness of everything, it's still super important to be aware. Because according to relationship experts, seemingly innocent things people commonly do can have a way of sabotaging a new relationship before it truly gets a chance to take off.
"While it might make you feel like you’ve sealed the deal with your partner, 'innocent' things like rushing into future mode or stating your relationship status too early on, can add pressure to the exciting part of your new relationship," dating coach Julie Spira tells Bustle. The absolute last thing you want is for your partner to ask for space early on because they're starting to get turned off.
As psychologist Dr. Sidney Cohen tells Bustle, a small, seemingly innocent habit to one person may be a huge red flag to the other. "If the two people are not on the same page about this, the relationship could be sabotaged early on," Dr. Cohen says.
So here are some seemingly innocent habits that can sabotage a new relationship before it really begins, according to experts.