No matter what you do in any relationship always remain true to yourself and allow yourself to be who you are. If you stop being who you are you’re not living in integrity and you will soon start to notice that things are wrong. Allow yourself to shine in all situations and stay true to yourself. When you do this; all relationships will flourish and you will be a lot happier in every situation.
Blah blah. I know. Cliché. But here’s the thing. You have no chance of sustaining a relationship unless you’re part of it. You. All of you. The messy. The beautiful. The tomboy. The sex kitten.
I was a master at dodging and faking. For years, I was busy being who I thought my date-of-the-week wanted me to be. And then an older, wiser friend pointed out if I kept disguising myself in relationships, I was never going to feel loved. And, maybe worse, I would be too self-involved to fully love someone else.
I now know that my husband and I were building the scaffolding for our relationship from our first stolen kiss. You don’t have to be all of yourself all at once. But don’t hide who you are. Odds are it won’t work and, even if it does, it’s so not worth it.
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