Normally, the term “cold feet” comes up when you’re talking about pre-wedding jitters. But new couples can get cold feet too, especially if they’ve been single for a while or if they’ve been badly hurt in the past. What you might not realize is that you can get cold feet even if you’re crazy about your new partner. That’s because it’s a self-defense mechanism. Our brains instinctively avoid change, and a new relationship is a big change.
Below are five symptoms of cold feet, and how to treat them.