Your first serious relationship is memorable for many reasons. This is your first boyfriend or girlfriend we’re talking about here – obviously you’re always going to remember this person just because of that.
But it’s also memorable because it’s a huge learning experience. Your first relationship is the time when you figure out how to deal with all of those crazy emotional relationship-y things. Making mistakes is inevitable because, um, you’ve never done this before! It can take a really long time to figure out exactly how you should act when you’re dating someone. And making these mistakes isn’t even a bad thing as long as you learn from them for the future.
I made a ton of mistakes in my first relationship that helped me realize what I really wanted out of a boyfriend and helped me figure out how I should act as a girlfriend. In fact, I made every single mistake on this list. Check out the 12 mistakes you’ll make in your first relationship – and don’t be ashamed!
You'll Ditch Your Friends For HimIt's always tempting to ditch everyone else in your life to spend all of your time with your boyfriend. And in your first relationship, you probably will. We've all done it, but you will regret this one. Your friends are important, don't forget that. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Compare Your Relationship To Other RelationshipsEvery relationship is different and so the things that work for yours won't always work for everyone else's. The things that don't work for others might work for yours. Eventually, you'll realize that, but at first, it seems like you have to do what others are doing - and you don't! Source: ShutterStock
You'll Give Up Things For HimIt's easy to get carried away and starting giving up things for a guy when you're new to dating. I'm not just talking about friends - you might cancel family plans to be with him or not do as well in your school because you're so focused on him. Again, it happens. But try to remember to be your own person also. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Ignore Warning Signs That He SucksWhen you've never dated anyone before, it can be hard to know what's a warning sign and what isn't because you're still figuring things out. Trust your gut - if you really feel like he's doing something wrong, he probably is. Source: ShuttterStock
You Won't Say What You Want SexuallyTelling a dude what you like in bed can be difficult because it can seem a little bit embarrassing. You shouldn't feel embarrassed, but you might feel too timid to speak up about what feels good. Remember that guys love when you do stuff like that. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Over-Share on Social MediaWe've all been there! You just might end up as one of those Source: ShutterStock
You'll Look At His Texts Or MessagesAt some point, you'll probably end up doing a little bit of sneaking around and you may end up looking at his texts or Facebook messages. I know this is tempting, but it's also a horrible idea. Trust, guys! Trust. Source: ShutterStock
You Won't Listen To Anyone's AdviceWhen you first do something, it's normal to want to figure it out on your own and ignore what everyone else is saying. You're not going to want to listen to your mom when she tells you to give him some space and you'll probably get annoyed if your friends try to tell you stuff he's doing behind your back. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Tell Your Friends Every Little Detail About EverythingAt the same time, though, you'll probably end up spilling every detail to your friends. You'll tell them what you guys do when hooking up, you'll keep them updated on every fight and you'll brag about the sweet things he does. Eventually, you'll realize that sometimes, it's best to keep certain relationship issues private. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Say I Love You Too SoonIf it's only been two weeks, you're not ready to say it. Nope. Sorry. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Feel Pressured To Do Things You're Not Sure You Want To DoJust like it's hard to say what you want, it can also be hard to say the word, "No." Especially when you want to please your new boyfriend. But remember that you can ALWAYS say no and you should when you don't feel comfortable. Source: ShutterStock
You'll Think You'll Be Together ForeverOh man, did I do this. I was CONVINCED that my first BF and I were going to get married. I never listened to anyone who told me I was wrong... until we broke up. You'll feel this way and honestly, you probably won't end up getting married. Source: ShutterStock
Did you make these mistakes in your first relationship? Have you ever dated anyone before? Do you think I’m right or wrong? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments!