First things first: Learn to value your independence
A lot of people get into new relationships and slide into a routine of spending every single waking moment together as a couple.
This is crap. It is not normal or healthy to devote all your free time to your partner. No relationship should cost you your friendships, hobbies, or interests. One that does is serious cause for concern. In addition to the codependency created by being together all the time, gorging yourself on too much hot passion early on can cause things to fizzle. Fast.
Instead, let this person know you value your independence and actually enjoy spending some time by yourself. Be clear that you are a busy lady/gentleman with a flourishing social calendar and intense work schedule — and that sometimes, you just need to be alone to regroup a bit.
It’s fabulous that this person likes you so much. You deserve to be treated like a queen/king! But someone with endless free time who wraps their world around you in a matter of weeks? That should sound some alarms. And if your partner can’t back off so you have some breathing room, you may want to reassess the relationship.
…to be continued