At first, you talk about books, movies, music… then maybe you talk about life, family, your dreams. You may even discuss things like physical boundaries—how much touching or physical intimacy feels right for you.
It is hard to have these conversations. It can feel embarrassing, scary, overwhelming, exciting, and sometimes emotional to put your heart on the line. But if you share respect for one other, these conversations will make your relationship stronger.
Imagine your relationship kind of like a staircase. You start at the bottom step, on the floor of solo young person. You build your relationship taking tiny steps along the way. Maybe the first step is talking, then laughing, then dancing. Maybe then there is a step with holding hands, kissing, or sharing your feelings with someone. It gets more and more intimate, however it’s up to you when and how you want to take these steps.