9 Signs Your Relationship Isn't Moving At A Healthy Pace

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When you enter into a new relationship, it's easy to get swept up in all honeymoon-type feelings you typically have for your new partner. Regardless of whether your relationship is headed towards lifelong commitment or not, pacing is super important. You don't want to your relationship moving too fast into anything you're not seriously ready for, and you don't want to move too slowly to the point that your relationship isn't going anywhere. So, how can you tell if your relationship is moving at a healthy pace?

"Every couple has a different pace, this is not one-size-fits all situation," Tina Wilson, dating expert and Founder of matchmaking app, Wingman, tells Bustle. "As long as the couple is aligned in terms of timing and expectations, it's all good."

So if you and your partner are ready to get serious three or four months into your relationship, go for it. As long as you're both ready and you're both on the same page, a quicker pace might be OK for your relationship.

The problem occurs, however, when a couple's expectations are misaligned. Because of that, compromise and communication is key. "There are deal breakers in any relationship," Wilson says. "So I always tell people to be open and transparent in their communication. Even if it brings up (necessary) confrontation, so be it!"

So how can you tell if your relationship is moving at an unhealthy pace? Here are some signs to look out for, according to experts.