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13 Things You Don’t Have To Change If You’re In A Good Relationship

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I sacrifice a lot for my marriage (Marine wives stand up!) but I know that there are some things you just don’t change if you are with someone who loves you. If you are having to change these things to please someone, you might want to reconsider your relationship.

1. Your body type. Everyone gets into a relationship with someone knowing what they look like, and if that body type isn’t good enough for you or isn’t what you want, you don’t have to date them. But the relationships where it starts off with acceptance and ends up with pressuring to look a certain way are bound to fail. I used to date a guy where I was afraid to eat in front of him because he would talk about my “tummy” (even though I am pretty thin). It’s just dangerous.

2. Your favorite music. If someone makes fun of…

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17 Realistic Ways You Know You’ve Found The One

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Ah, love. There are countless articles floating around about what it means to have found that one special someone, but few of them offer more realistic ideas in lieu of overly romanticized, and ultimately unattainable ideals. Here, Brianna Wiest and I have come up with some other, more practical ways you can decide a relationship is worth pursuing further, because as we’ll discuss, often the concept of “the one” is about a sense of “knowing” that doesn’t require reason. Here are the things that sometimes manifest out of that knowing.

1. There is a healthy enough distance between your romantic relationship and your other friendships, but they can jive together and hold their own when they inevitably overlap. It’s not about loving every person your person is friends with or whether or not they’re best friends with all of your friends; it’s about whether or not you can make it…

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