Maybe you’re thinking, “” Yes, definitely don’t lie to one another.That’s a part of honesty, but it’s only half of being honest.You won’t be able to support one another 100% of the time. Maybe you’ll both go through individual challenges at the same time. You don’t need to be thinking about the wedding during the first date, but if you know from the start that the person you’re dating isn’t someone you can see yourself spending the rest of your life with, then why waste time?You’re going to have to rely on other relationships in your life or God (if you have spiritual beliefs), and that needs to be understood from the beginning in order to have a healthy romantic relationship. As my great friend John Haskins solemnly pointed out, “You either work towards marriage or you break up. It sounds dramatic, but it’s true nonetheless.” If you are a committed person, that’s great!Hopefully the date goes well and you schedule another one. We make mistakes and choices that create unhealthy relationships.A healthy teen relationship goes far beyond initial attraction and the “spark” in the beginning. It requires two well rounded people coming together and making choices that create a strong relationship.
Talk this over in the beginning of the relationship.A simple relationship is easier to maintain, and one way to keep a simple relationships is to lay out all the cards on the table.Actor Tom Hiddleston said, “I think real love is about acceptance, and about truth, and about vulnerability…when you really can accept someone for who they are, that’s what real love is.” Truth opens the gateway to acceptance. But, making an unnecessary negative comment doesn’t help to build a healthy relationship.But, when you have problems with one another DON’T post your negative feelings anywhere.Your friends on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter don’t need to know what’s going on.What are certain things you want to make sure you consistently do?