10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SACRIFICE FOR A RELATIONSHIP
*1. YOUR PERSONALITY*
Your personality is who you are. You should be with someone who loves you for who you are not with someone that wants you to change yourself. I’m talking about habits before he/she can accept to be with you. God has wired each of us uniquely with our temperamental make-up. Don’t try to be who you are not just to be in a relationship with someone. Be yourself unapologetically, and if your partner can not accept you for who you are, you need to go for someone who will.
*2. YOUR DREAMS*
You don’t need someone who despises, ignores, or puts down your dreams and visions. What you want out of life, your dreams and vision make a large portion of who you are. Don’t let any relationship deprive you of your dreams and visions. It’s okay to have different dreams, but you should still be cheering each other along. Love is wanting someone else to experience joy and happiness.
*3. YOUR BELIEFS*
Whether it’s your religion, your spirituality, or your morals, a relationship should never make you compromise what you believe in. If a partner tries to make you question your morals or give up your beliefs, it may be time to re-evaluate his/her place in your life.
*4. YOUR HAPPINESS*
Any relationship that does not enhance your joy in life but rather causes you pain and suffering is not worth being in. Your partner won’t always be in a great mood but if he/she consistently hurts or causes you pain intentionally, you need to let them go.
*5. YOUR FREEDOM*
A healthy relationship is one in which you have enough freedom so that you can enjoy life together and alone as well. You should have a life outside of a relationship. If your partner gets jealous and overly possessive every time you go out without him/her or whenever you hang out with other friends or family, I think you should have a rethink.
*6. YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY*
No relationship is worth making you abandon your friends and family who have always been there for you through thick and thin. If you isolate yourself from everyone else who will you turn to if the relationship hits the rocks?
*7. YOUR SELF-RESPECT*
Never let anyone disrespect you to the point where you lose respect for yourself. You deserve a partner who treats you with decency, love, and respect. Don’t settle for anything less. Don’t remain in any relationship where you’re being called ugly names and talked down consistently.
*8. YOUR RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS*
Don’t ever let anyone control you to the point where you can no longer think for yourself. It’s never a good idea to be completely dependent on another person in a relationship. Be with someone who trusts and respects your decisions.
9. YOUR INNER PEACE
Seek to be with someone who lets you have your time and peace, someone who does not create chaos in your life all the time. No matter what happens, do not let anyone ever rub you of your inner peace.
10. YOUR FEELINGS
Nobody wants to be with someone who has no regard for their feelings. Mutual understanding is the first thing that is supposed to be there for a relationship to work. Don’t be with someone who has no regard for how you feel or how their actions make you feel.