Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What I've Learned from a Long-Term Relationship ft. 5 Year Anniversary

Hey cupcakes! I am so sorry for not posting on Monday; I was super busy with some school stuff before the Thanksgiving break. However, I am officially home enjoying some relaxing time with family (yay!).

My boyfriend and I also just recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary. <3 In celebration of this long-term milestone, I thought I would share some of the things I have learned from my relationship to pass on some of my wisdom to you all. Let's jump right into it!

~Relationships are difficult (and long distance makes them even worse): Even when you have been dating someone for so long, there will still be times where it is nothing like the fairytales in movies. My boyfriend and I have found that long distance makes our relationship even more stressful at times (especially during high stress times like finals week)... But, if you try to make them work, you will get wonderful results!

~High school relationships can actually work: I feel like a lot of people look down on "high school sweethearts", but I can personally tell you that they can actually work out (at least it has for my boyfriend and I so far).

~Romance is everything: Find what your significant other loves, whether that be some surprise flowers, a baked treat, a letter in the mail, or even a night watching their favorite film. Even in a long-term relationship, romance is still super important!

~Gifts aren't everything: My boyfriend and I have realized that showering each other with gifts is not essential to a good relationship. Sure, a nice present every once in a while is thoughtful, but every holiday does not have to break the bank. We have found that putting money towards traveling to see each other (and our future apartment!) is much more meaningful than a stuffed bear or chocolate.

~Communication IS key: I know everyone says that, but it is because it is true! Especially for a long-distance relationship, it is so important to be honest and communicate to each other (about the good, bad, and ugly). If you are ever arguing, I suggest doing it face to face or on the phone instead of over text (which normally makes things worse).

~Follow your heart: I'm a huge believer in gut instincts. If you truly are meant to be with someone, your gut will tell you. If not, it might be time to move on to something better <3

What has your long-term relationship taught you? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post!

Jenna <3

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! That is so wonderful and it was amazing to hear about everything you've learned. You are so right about the gifts. While they are nice....they aren't the most important thing!


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