1. Fireworks don’t necessarily mean it’s love.
Many people mistake butterflies and fireworks for true love. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean that this person is a good match for you. Anyone can have chemistry, but not everyone can have never ending love.
2. Your instinct is always right.
Especially when you feel like someone isn’t right for you, now you know to follow your instinct. Ultimately, you know yourself better than anyone. Only you know what is best for you.
3. Passion ends.
Chemistry and passion has a peak point that you will eventually reach. The honeymoon phase isn’t going to last forever and no relationship has a fire burning all the time.
4. Actions speak louder than words.
People promise a lot of things. People will say a lot of things just to impress you. But if they aren’t following through with their promises, they aren’t worth it in the end. Whoever said ‘talk is cheap’ was right.
5. Relationships aren’t always easy.
No relationship is perfect and you aren’t always going to be the perfect person for your partner. Neither are they. You’ve got to actually work to have a lasting relationship. It’s not sparkles and smiles all the time.
6. Your partner should lift you up not pull you down.
When you are feeling down or sad about something, your partner should be the one to lift your spirits. If you aren’t feeling supported enough in a relationship, what’s the point of being with them (besides the good sex)?
7. Being busy isn’t a good enough excuse.
It’s one thing to have an emergency or an important work meeting, but if someone is always canceling plans and rain checking dates last minute, they obviously don’t care enough about you to even see you to take time out of their schedule to see you.
8. Love is a two way street.
As they say, ‘it takes two to tango’. It takes two people dedicated to one another, to make a relationship succeed. If one person feels less affection for their partner, it will just go downhill from there.
9. If someone loves you, they will make it known.
When someone loves you, they will shout it from the rooftops of skyscrapers to make it known. When people fall in love, they normally want to share that love with everyone they know because it’s such an important and special life moment. If someone loves you, you won’t be in the dark about it. You deserve someone who is excited to love you and who truly means it when they say it.
10. Follow your heart, but also follow your mind.
Follow what makes you happy. Go with your gut feelings and don’t give up on love. But, this time around you’ll know to keep a good head on your shoulders. You are done falling for the wrong people who don’t give a damn about you.