Single You told yourself you wouldn’t become one of ‘those girlfriends’ who neglects all other responsibilities, dumps their relationship issues on others, drops out of parties, and neglects their personal goals for a relationship.
But here comes Relationship You, and you’re in love, and sometimes its really worth putting these things on hold – right?!
So regardless if you’ve been in a relationship for two weeks or three years, here are all the things Single You said Relationship You would never do.
1. Shacking up and playing “house” all weekend
You used to hate that one friend who couldn’t come across town to hang because she was having too much fun cooking and cuddling with her girlfriend.
Now you ARE her, and you get it. And what can you say? The option to not leave your couch sounds better.
2. Bringing girlfriend drama out with you
No one wants to hear about the latest soap opera that is your relationship, let alone make you feel better about having a girlfriend when their single. Relationship You should know her audience better.
3. Giving up plans with your friends to attend your girlfriends aunt’s birthday
While you could have been eating and gossiping with your mates, you are instead doing it with OAPs – long gone are the frills and spoils of a carefree single life, doing as and what you please.
4. Referring to your partner in every story
It’s like you don’t live separate lives anymore. This used to scare Single You and made you say harsh things like, “She’s not her own person.”
But now, it makes you feel good to have each other’s backs and say things like, “I get to hang out with my best friend.”
5. Referring to yourselves as a “WE”
This one always made Single You especially bitter – women who are part of a couple and thus, need to refer to her other half as a “WE.”
And yet, here you are, answering people’s questions about your weekend plans almost instinctively as “Us.”
6. Staying in because your girlfriend isn’t going out
Nooooo – your internally pouting. This one takes guts to admit, so at least you’re not totally betraying your moral high ground.
Single You knew how to spot one when she saw the “I’m not feeling well” excuses coming on.
You’re not trying to get all dolled up for no one’s attention. There, you said it. You can go back to rubbing your boy toy’s back now.
7. Posting to many “wefies”
Vacation pics are already upsetting to everyone who isn’t there.
Why make it worse by showcasing lovey-dovey, vomit-inducing pictures of you and your boy making out? Single You would have called you out two Snapchat stories ago.