1. Never Lose Who You Are for Someone else
You can't pretend to be someone you're not in order to impress a boy. You need to be yourself. No matter how close you two get, don't lose yourself. You're still your own person, even when you're one half of a couple.
2. Never Try to Control the Other Person
You can't tell your boyfriend what to wear and who to be friends with. You're supposed to be his friend, not his boss. Don't give him orders. You wouldn't like it if he did the same to you.
3. Be All in, No Matter What
You two will never last, unless you're all in. After all, it's easy to part ways after a fight. It's much harder to work things out and keep your relationship strong.
4. Be Selfless
You can't be in a healthy relationshiop, if you only care about yourself. You need to love your partner as much as you love yourself. He should mean the world to you.
5. Never Forget the Little Things
You should appreciate every moment you have with your boyfriend, even if you're only washing the dishes or going grocery shopping. The little things can matter the most. Don't take them for granted.
6. Love is Not Guaranteed
Love is a promise between two people to build something together they won't have with anyone else. Always treat the love you give as special and unique because it is. You will not have this love with another person, it'll always be different somehow.
7. Love Yourself
I'm a firm believer that you cannot allow someone to love you unless you love yourself. You need to love the good and no-so-good in yourself before someone can accept you for it. Healthy love from others comes when we love what's within ourselves and so you should always love you before you let someone else do it.
8. Nurture FriendshIps
It's easy to get caught up in a new relationship that we neglect our friendships, but those people were there before the relationship and you want them there if it ends! Always make time to be with your friends even if you are dating someone; after all, you'll need bridesmaids at your wedding! Allow your friends to get to know your significant other so they can love the person as much as you do.
9. Pursue Passions
Entering in a relationship doesn't mean giving up all your dreams, if the other person is as committed to making it work then they will. Go to your dream college, take the dream job, move into your own place. Just do what you need to do in order to keep your soul and passion alive!
10. Take Care of Yourself
This isn't about being super hot or staying thin forever because it's probably not going to happen. This is about being the best you that you can be for your partner, eating right, going to the doctor when need be, etc. They don't want to lose you because you neglected yourself. Have you made these promises?