If you want to see your partner happy, the best thing you can do for them is to be the perfect version of your true self every minute that you’re with them. But sadly, that won’t always be possible. You will have days where you’ll be cranky and irritable for no reason at all and no matter how hard your partner will try, they won’t be able to change that. At times like these, the best thing they can do is to sit there with patience and wait for that mood to pass away.
When you truly love someone, you need to accept them at their best and their worst! You need to give them the space to be a buzzkill or an asshole for no obvious reason. You need to appreciate the darkest sides to their personality. You need to love them with all their flaws and imperfections. There might be days where you won’t completely like your partner but there are days when you don’t completely like yourself either.
It doesn’t matter how compatible you both are because at the end of the day, you’re two different individuals. So it’s not possible for the two of you to always agree on everything. You’ll have disagreements over religion, politics, what side of the bed you can sleep on, and so much more. And that’s completely okay!
People keep changing with time which is why sometimes, you’ll get scared thinking about the fact that the person you’re with right now is not the same as the person you initially fell in love with. The key is to not let this thought hold you back. Help your partner grow and evolve and they will do the same for you.
Compromise will always be a regular feature of your relationship. You’ll find yourself bargaining all the time- accepting your partner’s choice of couch in exchange for keeping that stuffed toy your partner despises placed on the bed all year long.
But there will be times when you’ll feel like no compromise is possible. You’ll discuss and come up with a thousand options but at the end of the day, rock paper scissors or the good old coin toss will prove to be your final resort.
So there will be times when you will be faced with defeat, because you can’t possibly win every single round of rock paper scissors or the coin toss.*Continue reading on next page*