Maintaining a strong sense of self when in a relationship is so important to your own personal health and the health of your relationship. This is something I have just recently come to learn. For the first time in my life it is also something that I have been able to put into practice.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for years or are newly in a relationship, loss of self can happen through out a relationship. Falling in love is new and exciting. It is easy to get wrapped up and forget about you instead of we.
Making yourself a priority when you are in a relationship isn’t selfish, it’s imperative to not losing one’s self. That doesn’t meant that you do not make your partner a priority as well, but you can put you first without being self-centered.
DO NOT LET SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR BESTIES FALL TO THE WAY SIDE!
Spending time with amazing friends in Maui.
Your besties are your support group, your sounding board, and so much more. Your besties will also always be there for you, you don’t break up with or divorce your besties. Never stop spending time with them just because you are in a relationship.
DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.
Ladies night out with my sister and mom.
Even though your family may drive you crazy they will always be there for you. Don’t forget about them just because you are in a relationship.
DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR HOBBIES.
Travel is my passion. This is me on a beach in Maui.