"I don't want labels in this relationship. Let's keep it casual?"
You can't force someone to commit to you. Trying to convince them will only push them away and leave you feeling disheartened.
What would you do in this scenario? Here are some ways you can navigate this situation.
1. Are You Chasing Love or Attraction?
You might get caught up in the excitement of a new relationship. Do you want a short-term or a long term relationship?
Be clear with your expectations as this will impact your future, so take your time and make the right decision.
2. Overlooking the Red Flags.
You may not notice the red flags at first. It's easy to ignore the negative habits of your partner during the initial days of a relationship.
Observe the signs that state your partner does not want a serious relationship and is not willing to fully commit to you.
For example, if they avoid conversations about the future, those are signs that they may need more time to be ready to take things to the next level.
Be honest about what you're seeing in the relationship, and don't ignore warning signs.
3. Communicate Your Feelings.
Honest communication is vital in any relationship, especially in this situation. But be sure to listen to what they want.
Ask them about their feelings and their reasons for not wanting to commit. It will help you understand whether your relationship has a future.
4. To Stay or Not to Stay?
The decision to stay in the relationship or move on is up to you.
If you’re not getting the same level of commitment from your partner, it may be time to end things.
If you feel that the relationship is fulfilling in other ways and you're willing to be patient, you may decide to stay and see where things go.
Be sure to keep your own needs and goals in mind, and don't compromise on what's important to you.
Small decisions in a relationship create a big impact on the mental wellbeing of both the partners.
Communicate with your partner, pay attention to warning signs, and decide whether you want to stay in the relationship or not.
Remember, you deserve a partner who wants to commit to a serious, long-term relationship, and you shouldn't settle for anything less.