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Writing Prompt #196
My relationship advice is to examine yourself very thoroughly before you enter a relationship to determine if you actually want to be in one.
If you’re the kind of person who breaks up with a significant other right before Spring Break because you know you’d cheat if you didn’t, you should not be in a serious relationship. If you’re the kind of person who breaks up two weeks before Christmas because you and your significant other can’t agree on your plans or are having endless arguments about presents, you should not be in a serious relationship.
Think carefully before you pull that April Fool’s Day stunt. No matter how hilarious it is, if your significant other is not going to find it funny, don’t do it. If you decide to go ahead and pull that prank, you’re a jerk, and jerks should not be in a serious relationship.
The summer months are long, and long distance relationships are hard. If you just want that significant other during the school year, maybe you should just date casually instead of entering into that serious relationship.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and your significant other around Valentine’s Day. If you’re going to be together for a long time, eventually that “special holiday” will end up being just like any other day. A card, flowers, or an extra “I love you” will do. If you cannot do without an insanely huge demonstration of love (yours or your significant other’s), you may want to examine why that is, and until then, refrain from entering into that serious relationship.
Mondays suck. If you can’t get through a bad day without taking it out on your significant other (and making them your ex significant other), then you should not be in a serious relationship.
My final relationship advice is to keep your relationship status far, far, far away from facebook. If there is some reason that you need the validation of keeping your entire social media circle appraised of every minute detail of your relationship, you may want to examine that need, and until then, refrain from entering into a serious relationship. Your significant other deserves the same kind of discretion regarding intimate relationship details that you would expect them to extend to you.
My relationship advice is to examine yourself very thoroughly before you enter a relationship to determine if you actually want to be in one. A serious relationship takes lots of hard work and commitment. If you just want a significant other so that you can change your relationship status on facebook, then you’re probably not ready for a serious relationship.