relationship advice from me to you.
if you’re going to be in a relationship, don’t be embarrassed about it. don’t avoid talking about the person you’re with, don’t shut them out of your life. if you truly love somebody, then you won’t be afraid to fight for the relationship. you aren’t required to “brag”, but you should at least act like you’re happy with them.
hypothetically, you’re a guy. a nice, young, pretty girl starts talking to you and she would like to exchange numbers and meet more often. don’t hide it from the girl you’re currently dating. it only makes you look suspicious, even if you meant no harm.
maybe your girlfriend is the emotional type. don’t criticize her for it, that is far from what she needs. don’t ignore it either, she could be going through a whole lot more than you think she is. why not ask her about it and see what you could do to help her? i’m more than positive she would much rather hear your voice than complete silence. maybe if you’re feeling generous, a hug wouldn’t hurt either.
let’s say you’re completely bored out of your mind, you’re scrolling through your recent news feed on facebook, and you see a picture of a girl who you find absolutely stunning. you quickly jump at the opportunity to start a conversation with her, so you comment on her photo explaining to her how beautiful she is. after a few weeks pass, your girlfriend notices your comment, bringing it to your attention, and is completely torn about it. don’t stand there and say to her that you meant no harm by it, because if you didn’t mean to hurt her than you wouldn’t have done it in the first place. especially if you have done it more than once.
one day you’ll find yourself in a situation where you realize that you want to take the next step and move in with your girlfriend. you both have part time jobs, maybe even going to school, and the rest of the time you spend trying to get things finished or spending time with each other. it sounds nice for the two of you to become one person, but that requires a lot more than just sharing a bed. make sure you’re ready for the commitment before you make the decision, because you will never know what could happen.
also, if you’re going to make the huge step into a marriage, these rules apply three times as much as they would than towards your average teenage relationship.