What do members of GAG do to maintain your identity while in a relationship?
The past 2 months I've fallen very far into a routine that makes me feel trapped and not like who I was once before. Sacrifices are required for dating, but lately its crushing my morale with how little I do outside of work and dating. Any advice to break from this scripted lifestyle without major repercussions?
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sacrifices are required no doubt but not at the cost of your own identity. From personal experience I know exactly what you are talking about and it's good that early on you're recognizing this because it means that you can change the behavior to make sure you don't lose your sense of self.
Make sure you make time for yourself to things for yourself. Whether that is making sure you take time to hang out exclusively with your friends or for your hobbies just make sure you do things that allow you to maintain that sense of individuality.
For me I know it's taking a weekend to hang out with buddies from college or occassionally going to see movies (sometimes by myself) that I know I wouldn't go see with the girlfriend.
Lastly a girlfriend or significant other should respect your individuality and really want you to maintain that. She fell for a guy who was an indepedent personality, and that personality is what she is attracted to. So she should be supportive of you doing things that are wholly you
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