Our mothers are always looking out for us. Although moms are usually the best advice givers, they don’t always know everything about relationships. As we get older, life teaches us a few things…
You will get your heart broken a lot more than you thought
Most of the time, your first relationship will not be your last. Heartbreak is a milestone in everyone’s lives, and it can be cripplingly painful. Mom has probably told you the basics “breakups are hard, sweetie,” but she probably didn’t talk to you about the guy who never called you after the first date (that you thought went well), or the man who you had feelings for who turned out to have a girlfriend. But your heartbreak is temporary, and you are strong enough to get through it.
Sex is very important
The sex talk with mom is usually awkward and vague. However, sex is a key aspect of every healthy relationship. Being sexually comfortable with your partner can be complicated at first, but once you figure out what’s enjoyable for the both of you, it can be the best feeling in the world.
You will act irrationally at times
Mothers will always stand up for their children, and many times they excuse their kids’ irrational actions. So, even if you’re acting out on your partner, your mom may try to find reasoning for your actions rather than telling you that you’re wrong. A lesson we can all learn from being in a relationship is that sometimes, it’s not them, it’s you. To be in a relationship, you have to swallow your pride at times and apologize for your actions.
You could lose feelings for them for absolutely no reason, and that’s okay
One moment you could be head-over-heels for someone and think you’re in love, and the next morning you could realize they’re not the one for you. Don’t try to force yourself to have feelings for someone, it’s just wasting your time and theirs. Sometimes it’s just not meant to be, and the best thing to do is say goodbye and move on.
You will get jealous
Jealousy is a common aspect of relationships. If your partner likes another girl’s picture on Instagram or Facebook, it could make you feel upset and insecure, and possibly lead to an argument. Be sure and communicate with them about what makes you feel uncomfortable and set boundaries. If they aren’t receptive, you may want to question why they’re in your life.