How to Avoid Spending Too Much Time With Your Boyfriend

Are you too caught up in your relationship?
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When you're happy and in love, it's common to want to spend as much time as possible with the object of your affection. The feeling is an exciting, passionate one, so you want to get as much of it as you can. However, to keep things fresh, you also want to avoid spending too much time with your new love. The following tips can help you maintain a balanced relationship.

1 Regular Friend Dates

One of the ways you can guarantee avoiding boyfriend burnout is by scheduling regular dates with your friends. Brunch on Saturdays? Yes. Movies on Thursday evening? Perfect. By dedicating a few hours of pure bonding time with friends, you not only preserve those relationships but can also appreciate your time with your boyfriend later.

2 Rediscover an Old Hobby

Maybe there was a time when you loved to pick up a good book or you were a super active yoga nut. Better yet, there may be a new hobby you've been eager to take up but you've been unable to enjoy because of all the time spent with your love interest. Pick up the hobby -- new or old. It doesn't matter what hobby, but don't forget to do the things that you enjoyed on your own.

3 Focus on Your Personal Goals

When was the last time you dedicated yourself to the pursuit of your own goals? Of course it's natural to get swept away in the excitement of a relationship, especially when it's new. However, it's important to make sure that you keep focused on the things you want, whether that means doing well in school or even pursuing a specific career path. After all, before you were part of a couple, you were an individual -- make sure not to lose sight of what you want.

4 Couple Time

One of the best ways to avoid spending too much time with your boyfriend is to set a date night that will serve as uninterrupted time for the two of you. If Saturday nights are your nights, then you have all week to look forward it. In cases such as these, absence can make the heart grow fonder.

Grace Calderon, a writer and communications professional, holds a master's degree in sociology. She currently focuses on relationships and celebrities and has conducted TV and radio interviews on these topics. Her work has also appeared in outlets such as YourTango and Starpulse.