Things I Learnt From My Past Relationships

  1. Be honest.
  2. Pick your battles.
  3. Apologies are as important as I Love You's.
  4. Being angry =/= withholding love
  5. Compromise goes both ways. Otherwise, it's not compromise.
  6. Love really is patient, kind, etc. but we all have our limits.
  7. Relationships are not a hivemind. You are allowed to believe and like different things.
  8. True partners encourage and challenge each other to be the best versions of themselves.
  9. When you love someone, you naturally start prioritizing their needs equally to your own. Do not lose yourself when this happens.
  10. You are not obligated to hide the ugly/scary parts of yourself for someone else's comfort.
    This is in reference to your depression, your anxiety, the effects of your trauma. This does not apply to being violent or abusive.
  11. Sometimes an argument is just discovering someone's boundaries, and you need to take that as it is.