Being in a committed long-term relationship is no reason to stop dating. Dating your partner, that is. No matter how long you’ve been together, a little romance now and then can help you both stay excited about the relationship and happy about the person who’s holding your hand.
Live your own life
Your relationship is a very important part of your life, but it isn’t your whole life. Being independent and having a life that is separate from your partner—with your own friends, work and interests—will help you feel validated as an individual and enable you to give more to the relationship.
Don’t base your relationship expectations on love songs and romantic comedies. Those are entertainment; this is your life. Understand the difference and don’t expect your partner to live up to some idealistic view of the perfect mate.
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