I haven't responded yet, because I am taking the time to really think it through.Sometimes, it's important to take a step back and consider what is actually right for you."At the end of the day, it's all about you. You're the one who does the filtering in choosing the appropriate partner for your and goals. Boundaries are hard to implement without seeming disinterested or taking a step back. It's hard to know how to take things slow in a relationship.
It will feel like a huge weight off your shoulders, especially when it comes to how to take things slow in a relationship."If you're the kind of person who's comfortable speaking your mind, you may want to tell your partner that your reason for slowing the pace is due to the fact that you like them," Winter says.
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Once you find someone who respects the fact that you have self-respect, you have found someone worth moving forward with.
I, for one, have trouble being emotionally vulnerable with partners (it's a skill I am still trying to learn), so using external circumstances as justification to slow down a relationship that is burning too quickly sounds like a great tactic.