It happened. After a nervous first date, you never really stopped seeing that Tinder cutie. It's like, somehow you started texting during theday? You know their coffee order down to the amount of packets of raw sugar, and you wait to hear from them before making your weekend plans. What?! As you wonder what exactly you and your special someone are actually doing, you realize... you want to define the relationship,like, today. And though it may feel intimidating, with the help of some daily affirmations to recite when you want to DTR, you'll be speaking your truth in no time.
Defining the relationship (DTR), or having a conversation with the person you're seeing about the parameters of your relationship, means different things to different people. Maybe you're looking for monogamy, or maybe you want to keep things open. Whatever it is you're looking for out of your relationship — DTR is the time to express your needs openly and without judgment. But being transparent about your needs is hard, and if you're feeling nervous before having a big talk with the person you're seeing, you're definitely not alone. These five affirmations may help calm you down before having that conversation. Recite them before bed, during meditation, or even in your car or on the bus, right before you meet up with the person you're dating. They might help more than you think.