June 04, 2015
3 Life-Changing Tips For Having a Relationship in Your 20s
Your 20s is a time of crazy ups and plummeting downs. It is a transitional period from teen to semi-adult to almost full adult. The big 2-0 is a whirlwind of extended adolescence, of pizza laden late nights, of still being able to call your parents for money or laundry services while trying to manage this thing called "adulthood". Tying a relationship into this s*** show doesn't always work out. Here are some tips for being a 20-something in love: 1) Don't Put Too Much Pressure On Your Guy You have many years ahead to figure out if you are each others "forever". Don't rush into marriage, children or even living together before you feel confident that your love can withstand it. Your 20s is a time of self-discovery and finding out what you really want, there are no social confines to say you should get hitched right away! 2) Stand Up For Yourself Developing a strong sense of self-worth is essential at this phase in life. Stand up if you feel wronged, or if you feel your guy isn't respecting you the way he should. When we're young, we tend to be more docile in relationships and forgiving. But don't be afraid of him walking away because you demand what's fair to you. Either he will stay and learn from this, or he will leave. If it is the latter, than you will come to know that is best for you. 3) Have Fun! Relationships are crazy fun at this age. You might be struggling to make ends-meet and pass exams, but you have a person who is there for you during this time of growth and learning. Having that support system makes a difference. You'll find some of your best memories together are simple, like shopping for groceries or painting your first apartment. But they are so meaningful and unique.