I stopped dating when I was 21 years old due to heartbreak and trauma I had not yet begun healing from. Of course, there were times I did think I was ready to jump back into the dating pool, but each time I tried, the relationships would end the exact same way every time.
In any relationship, boundaries are crucial. Being in a relationship, you need to understand that you are the highest authority to yourself. Healthy boundaries allow yourself to take better care of yourself – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I had to learn the hard way when my partner was crossing my boundaries.
If you’re like me and in a long distance relationship during quarantine, it doesn’t take an expert in relationships to tell you it’s tough. I mean, how do you go from seeing your other half everyday to not seeing them for however long you’re in quarantine? I can’t help but envy the couples who are quarantining together. However, my boyfriend and I have done long distance before (I’m not saying that it makes long distance any easier) but over the year and a half that we’ve been together, I’ve acquired a few tips on how to survive long distance.
When I was little, I wanted to get married when I was eighteen years old. I don’t know why I chose that number I remember always wanting to be married, have a husband, and start a family and thought eighteen was the right age to do that.