Awkward Conversations + Significant Other = ??
April 12, 2010 11:11 PM Subscribe
Are awkward conversations with a significant other normal?
posted by thelastgirl to human relations (26 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I have been together seriously for 2 months, dating since November. Both in our thirties, the relationship is serious and is moving quickly. We have been honest about our feelings and spend at least at least 3 days a week together (are both very busy). My question is sometimes our conversations have awkward silences, or are just simply awkward. Telephone conversations are the worst.
We both come from very different backgrounds but have all of our "day-to-day" things in common (movies, games, television, napping, eating etc...) but our work worlds are vastly different. He is much more educated than me and I am more..."street" educated than him. He has said on several occasions that he feels he is not "cool" enough for me and I have said on several occasions that I am afraid I am not "smart" enough for him. I am wondering if we are both afraid of saying the wrong things so our conversations become awkward?
Any opinions, advice. Everything is great except this and it's driving me nuts. I turn into a total jack-off on the phone because I get so nervous. Has anyone experienced anything similar....basically...HELP!!