Tomorrow is a very special day. It’s actually the boyfriend’s and my first anniversary! A year ago, if you had asked me if I thought I found the guy I could potential marry (not for a very long time though), I would have looked at you like you had four heads. Life is so crazy like that! So in celebration of this (not in the grand scheme of things) momentous occasion, I have brought you the Five Do’s And Don’ts For Maintaining Harmony in a Harmonious Relationship that I’ve learned in the past year.
One: Do listen to him talk about computers and video games and other nerdy things. It means he has to listen to you talk about blogs and jewelry and Top Chef.
Two: Don’t sing him your favorite dirty rap song just to prove “you know the lyrics.” He won’t be impressed. In fact, he will be slightly horrified.
Three: Do make sure one of you knows how to cook. If neither of you can, you end up eating Bojangles every night and gaining ten pounds in two months. (I wish I didn’t have to figure that out the hard way, but I did!) Going to Moe’s every Sunday for Sunday Funday is okay, though.
Four: Don’t always let him pay. A girl’s gotta assert some independence once in a while.
Five: Do reminisce about the early days of your relationship. It keeps the memories fresh in your mind, and it’s always nice to have a timeline of what happened when.
Bonus Six: Don’t bother getting an apartment with two bedrooms. You won’t use the extra bedroom, and you’re not fooling anyone.
There you have it. What I learned in the past year about being in a relationship. What are some of your do’s and don’ts for relationships, romantical (as Paula Deen would say) or otherwise?