Dating like a guy
Pride, ego and being afraid to show vulnerability are all things that can potentially cause significant harm to a relationship.
There is nothing more endearing and appealing in a grown-up relationship than a partner who is being authentic and accepting who they are as a person, faults and all.
We need to be open and accepting of each other’s unique paths and work hard to offer unconditional love.
This way we can still choose one another to love, but love each other without feeling the need to demand that things stay the same, or that one (or both) compromises themselves to keep the other happy.
Although the relationship will be full of cracks and they are not likely to last, the rollercoaster ride leaves both parties dizzy and constantly reeling. We are constantly learning and are subjected to a variety of stimuli on a daily basis that makes it entirely impossible to remain the same.
This makes the experience one that can be very difficult to step away from. Day-to-day changes may not be very noticeable but when we look back over time the changes are far more obvious.
One of the most significant things that highlights these types of relationships from others is that both people take accountability for who they are and are able to admit where they are going wrong. They will still have their own problems and troubles to face, but the difference is that issues will be handled with maturity and also good communication.
When someone is willing to put their hands up and accept their flaws half the battle has already been won.
I believed that without drama relationships were calm but boring, and that it was okay to be a little volatile at times.
I realized that I only needed myself to be able to live fully.