Never stop working on yourself. No matter how much you love someone, never put your future on hold, never stop learning or stop growing. If the other person truly loves you, he/she will also want you to continue working on yourself.
A relit cigarette never tastes the same.
Don’t get back together with your old S.O. There’s probably a good reason why you two broke up.
You can’t change them.
Don’t get me wrong, that person might change while you’re dating them, and you may very well be the catalyst for that change — in fact, relationships are supposed to involve a level of change over time, as you grow as people — but you’re never going to be the one in the driving seat. If you go into a relationship thinking, ‘Oh, he’d be so great if only…’ or ‘She’d be practically perfect if she’d just…’, then you’re probably going to end up disappointed and your partner is likely to resent you.
Find a person you’re happy with pretty much as they are.
Don’t give ultimatums.
Don’t lie. It will always catch up with you.
Just make sure you and your partner have a little bit of emotional maturity, or it’s gonna go to shit. If you can’t figure simple things out together it’s not going to work.
And don’t EVER be passive aggressive, that’s the worst thing you can do above all. Use your words.
Have fun with your partner! It’s part of what brought you together, it’s part of what will keep you together.