Rainy...I'll have to say, "not really." I'll go so far as to admit that in the very beginning of a new relationship, there may be some difficult or uncomfortable times but that's to be expected. If it "feels" like it's too hard then you're definitely trying too hard to impress & please, which is not only unnecessary, it's a huge mistake as well.
Right from the starting gate, we will hopefully be ourselves, open, honest & authentic. I wouldn't recommend tap dancing and doing cart wheels to get more attention than your partners seems to be able to give. Relax, pay attention and just let nature takes it's course. If a relationship is meant to be, it will be without either or both parties knocking their heads against a brick wall. Know what I mean?
Let's put it this way, if your relationship can be described as "the hardest job you've ever had," my opinion is that you need to give your notice, say "Adios" and move on. He/She is not the one for you. OR You're not the one for him/her. Could be both!!