Remember, your romantic mates will come and go before you finally settle in with a long-term partner. Be respectful, positive, and polite, but keep realistic expectations about your friend and the relationship.
On the other hand, if you show loyalty and nurture them properly, your friends and family will usually be there for you. If it’s Christmas (or New Year’s Eve, or Valentine’s Day, or the anniversary of your last breakup, or . The odds of any one relationship working out long-term are low, so chances are, this one won’t work either.
Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship.
The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things—being on the same page is very important.
When you’re realistic in your expectations, you’re not hurt and shocked if your date does a 180-degree turn.