Relationships are amazing. There’s no better feeling than the butterflies that flutter in our stomach and the way our heart races when we hear our significant other’s voice, the way we feel so much more alive just because we know there’s someone out there who loves us unconditionally. That’s why it’s important we make sure to maintain our mutual happiness with just a few short promises.
1. I promise to order my own French fries.
I know—when I say “ I just want one,” it really means, “I just want one more,” so let’s avoid the argument, and I’ll just order my own.
2. I promise to maintain my confidence.
Self-confidence is an individual journey, and I promise to always work on myself, take time to myself, and take care of myself, so that I’m always the girl you fell in love with.
3. I promise to split costs.
While chivalry isn’t dead, there’s no reason you should pay for everything. It’s not emasculating; it’s balanced and fair.
4. I promise to realize when I’m being a raging lunatic because of my Special Monthly Friend.
While I can’t control the feelings my monthly friend inflicts upon me, I can control how I express them; so I promise when I feel the raging beast rise within, I’ll grab some chocolate or something and avoid fighting with you at all costs.
5. I promise not to use sex as a threat.
Despite any fights we might have, I will not use our special intimate time together as a threat to get what I want.
6. Speaking of which, I promise to keep it spicy.
Yes, I’ll buy your favorite color lingerie. Yes, I’ll do that thing with your ear. Yes, I’ll try something new with you. We both have to make sure we keep it hot, and I promise to do my part.
7. I promise not to bring up that thing from six months ago that is totally irrelevant to our current argument.
While all women are elephants in terms of memory, what is the point of bringing up something that we settled? It’s important to forgive, forget, learn, and stay in the present, or we will never move forward together.
8. I promise to stand by you and love you unconditionally.
You changed my life; you started a fire in my heart, you give me butterflies with a quick glance, and you have helped me realize just how beautiful and fulfilling life can be. You added to my happiness, enriched my life, and I promise to always stand by you, to love you, and to remind you just how much you mean to me each and every day.