When you finally meet someone you click with, it’s tempting to get completely wrapped up in the relationship. You may find yourself wanting to spend every waking moment with him, and eventually, he becomes your entire universe. We’re sure you understand why having a separate life and your own identity is the key to keeping your love life afloat, but how do you actually avoid being the type of girl who gives up everything for their relationship?
KEEP PRACTICING YOUR OWN HOBBIES AND PASSIONS AND DISCOVERING NEW ONES.
When you lose yourself in your relationship, you eventually realize that his hobbies become your hobbies and you can hardly even remember all of the things you enjoyed doing when you were single. This is why it’s important to keep participating in the things that mean the most to you. Don’t cancel your gym membership or skip out on your weekly craft class. Keeping up with the activities that make you who you are will do some good for your relationship and your personal well-being. After you return from pursuing your own interests, you can relax in his arms and tell him all about your exciting day!
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T DITCH YOUR FRIENDS.
Your friends were there for you before he came along and if things don’t pan out and you find yourself single again, you’ll want them to still be standing by your side. Entering a relationship doesn’t mean you have to ditch all of your pals and spend 24/7 with your boyfriend. It just means you’ll have to work extra hard to nurture those relationships outside of your love life in order to keep them thriving. Friends will be a part of your life until the end, so never turn your back on those who care about you the most.
DON’T LET HIM BECOME THE ONLY MAN IN YOUR LIFE.
We’re not saying you should line up dates and cheat on your boyfriend, but there’s nothing wrong with keeping in touch and occasionally hanging out with guy friends. Keeping platonic male friends around won’t only boost your ego, it’ll remind you how awesome you are too.