The foot in the door principle means when we do something for someone else, they don’t feel that attached to us, but attached we do to them. The more we do, and the more we give to a relationship, the more tied into it we get.
There’s this economics term as well called sunk cost fallacy. In dating this is the idea that, if given a lot to the relationship, we want it to work. It’s like our hands are tied up. Otherwise, we have to admit that all the time and energy put into that person, all the compromises we made was for nothing.
So how do you make dating feel calm and confident and not like it’s overtaking your life?