ANever say ‘I promise’.
Feelings are not facts.
It takes a lot of time and effort to make a relationship work beyond the ‘honeymoon phase’.
You need to keep reassuring your special someone about how much he/she means to you until he/she believes it for him/herself.
Jealousy detracts from the relationship and makes it 10 times harder than it needs to be.
No one will ever fit your idea of the perfect person, though someone can come close, and you need to accept that you will not get everything that you want in a person.
Discussing the future is important to ensure you are both on the same page. However, be sure to live in the present and enjoy the stage at which the relationship is currently at.
Family acceptance is not always immediate; in most cases, you have to grow on them. Never try to encounter your boyfriend/girlfriend’s ex. You have no idea what their relationship was like, so leave them alone. It’s not your problem.
Going public with your relationship will attract unwanted attention.
Be mindful of but not obsessed with encounters between your boyfriend/ girlfriend and other people on social media.
Follow your gut. Never dive into anything; always scope things out.
Do not go running to your friends or family in the heat of a moment or argument.
Space is a good thing. You need alone time to think and reflect.
No one will do something the way you would do it. Respect the way the person thinks and how he/she functions.