This past month, I met with two people I hadn't seen in several years. This doesn't happen to me often, so I was struck by how much they had changed...and by extension, how different I must look to them.
One of these people happened to be the guy I was completely in love with throughout high school, although I hadn't seen him since I was 16. As I thought of our last cringe-worthy exchange, I wondered about all the things that I would have done differently. So without further ado, this is my list of 10 relationship-related things I wish I'd known 10 years ago. 1.
You only get one first kiss. Don't waste it.
Your pride is not worth losing your happiness over, so say what you feel.3.
Trying not to hurt somebody often results in hurting them more. 4.
Pay attention to people's actions, not their words.5.
As painful as a broken heart may be, to have loved that deeply is a beautiful thing.6.
Love doesn't conquer all, but that isn't always a bad thing.7.
Talk out any money issues the minute they come up. Don't assume that they'll work out on their own.8.
Listen to others' advice, but make absolutely sure that you act for your own reasons.9.
Sometimes, the best way to love someone - including yourself - is to set them free.10.
Don't make promises you can't keep.What are 10 things you wish you'd known 10 years ago?