13 things you learn from your first relationship

You've gotta learn the hard way sometimes.

Relation

Whatever age you were at the time, your first relationship felt like a love that'd last forever.

HA. For most of us, it certainly wasn't. But there was still something very educating about the experience - for your ex-SO as well as yourself.

A bunch of wise Redditors have gathered what they believe they learned from their first relationship.

Any of these ring a bell?

  1. 1 It's easy to convince yourself anything is ok
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    If you don't think you have any other options.

  2. 2 Find someone of a similar emotional and mental maturity to you
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    Or things will get frustrating quickly.

  3. 3 Your partner is your best friend
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    But they shouldn't be your ONLY friend.

  4. 4 Both of you can be perfectly good people
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    But that doesn't always mean you're good for each other. And that's okay.

  5. 5 Find someone you're compatible with
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    Instead of trying to mold someone into the person you'd actually want to date.

  6. 6 You can't fix someone's problems
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    The best you can do is be supportive.

  7. 7 Don't waste someone else's time
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    When you know you're not going to end up with them.

  8. 8 Be the partner you would want to have
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    It's only fair.

  9. 9 It's okay to disagree on things
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    As long as you respect one another and remain allies.

  10. 10 Don't date clingy people
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    Unless you're clingy yourself.

  11. 11 You need time alone
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    As often as you need time together. Unless you want to have an identity crisis further down the line.

  12. 12 You can't save someone
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    They have to save themselves.

  13. 13 If something is important to you
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    Don't let them convince you otherwise - be that a hobby, friend, opinion, or anything else.

    Feature image: M.G. Films