HOLD OFF ON MOVING IN TOGETHER.
For many relationships, cohabitation turns into the kiss of death. Couples become too comfortable with each other and then the passion fizzles out. Soon enough, they go from lovers to roommates. If you want to keep your own identity, try to hold off on moving in with your boyfriend for as long as possible. Maintaining your own personal space is the perfect way to keep your own sense of identity.
LISTEN TO THE ADVICE OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE RELATIONSHIP EVEN IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW IT.
If you’ve become overly immersed in your relationship, chances are, someone in your life has already taken notice. If friends or family members are telling you that you’re turning into a completely different person after meeting your boyfriend, don’t take it as an insult. Instead, listen to their words and reflect on what they’re saying. Chances are, they’re right and their words can be just what you need to pull yourself back from the point of no return.
RESPECT HIS NEED FOR SPACE (AND YOUR OWN).
Spending too much time together can backfire and cause your relationship to go from hot and heavy to mundane. If your boyfriend asks for some private time, don’t put up a fight. You should take it as a compliment that maybe he’s recognized that you’re both losing yourselves and could do with some time apart.
DON’T PUT YOUR SCHEDULE ON HOLD FOR HIM.
If you’re friends invite you out, don’t cancel on them just so you can spend the night watching Netflix movies with your boyfriend. If you continue to turn them down, they’ll stop inviting you out at some point, and we know you don’t want that to happen. Keeping your plans in place will show your guy that you have a life outside of him, and trust us, he’ll really dig it.