Mind & Body

Ask An Expert: How to Make Your Summer Fling Last

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Going Ahead With The Relationship

Here’s a thought: If the relationship is moving forward, the goals are going to naturally change, according to Newman. If you’re making the fling *official* and you never had any rules/things were less formal and not exclusive, it is a good time to clarify everything in order to formalize the relationship.

Consider yourself and the strengths of the present relationship. “Every couple is different, and you may have found during your more casual arrangement that unexpected things were working well. So, set your own parameters and goals based on what you and your partner need,” stipulates Newman. “Ultimately, what is ‘working’ is an active and ongoing conversation over time.” She encourages couples to keep talking about what they need as those needs arise. Communication for the win.

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