We’ve all seen it, whether in someone else or in ourselves: A woman (or man) falls in love and, somewhere along the way, forgets themselves and fades into half a person.
WE CHANGE OURSELVES IN WAYS THAT MAKE FOR BLISSFUL SHORT-TERM RELATIONSHIPS AND DIFFICULT LONG-TERM ONES.
And here’s the kicker: Holding on to yourself after falling in love won’t just make you happier down the line—it will also make you a better, more honest partner.
Some things to remember:
1. Remember your goals.
While it’s natural for your goals to fluctuate and change as you re-envision a shared future with someone else, remember that it’s OK (and necessary) to have goals that extend outside of your relationship. You owe it to yourself not to get complacent after settling down.
2. Make family and friends a priority.
When you start a new relationship, it’s too easy to leave your family and friends in the dust. As you start seeing someone new, double your effort to maintain connections with loved ones. Ask yourself, “Am I saying ‘no’ to them more than ‘yes’?”
3. Have your own hobbies.
You don’t need to have everything in common with your partner. I will repeat: You don’t need to have everything in common with your partner. You might like reading while he or she prefers video games. You might be an outdoor person while he or she likes staying inside. Sure, these things can help you determine if you’re truly compatible or not, but it’s perfectly healthy for aspects of your lives and interests to exist independently from one another. It’s far more important to be honest and supportive of each other than it is for you to both like camping. I promise.
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TOP : MELI BELL-SLEEVE TOP (navy blue)
*smaller size than S / bigger size than XL are available per request
Material : saten polybend
Model is 165cm and wearing size XS