Your casual acquaintances are suddenly much more fun to be around than your tried-and-true old buddies. Is this a sign that there’s trouble in paradise? Probably not. From time to time, you need a fresh atmosphere for your socializing, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus, it’s more exciting to learn more about the people you don’t know very well than it is to rehash old stories with old friends. This is probably a phase, so don’t lose perspective.
Don’t force anything romantic right now. Leave yourself an emergency exit just in case things burst into flames. Poke around in the embers without throwing any gas on the fire. Remember, safety first.
Feeling ever so slightly jealous of your partner’s past romances? That’s completely understandable. It’s hard not to resent your beloved’s exes. Just remind yourself that they were all preparation for you.
If you think your budget is stretched so thinly that there’s just no more room for compromise, then you’re about to be surprised by your own genius. You’ll cut a corner you never even noticed before.