Sure, committing one of the Seven Deadly Sins might not actually kill you. But I promise it can poison a relationship. When it comes to your love life, are you greedy, lazy, wrathful, proud, lustful, envious, or gluttonous? You may be surprised…
If I had a nickel for every time a girl broke up with a sweet, attractive, perfectly dateable guy because she thought that she could do better, I’d have at least enough money to take those adorable guys out for drinks. And I would. Your boyfriend is not going to be a Calvin Klein underwear model. (But let’s be honest, neither are you.) So stop picking at every negative quality in every guy you meet just because you’re holding out for a perfect 10—because when you get greedy you run the risk of overlooking how perfect your 8.5 really is.
I don’t care if you have a king-size bed with plush satin sheets, a 90-inch plasma screen TV, and a never-ending supply of munchies…stop making him trek across campus to your building every time you hang out. A relationship is about compromise, mutual effort, give-and-take, so put on your snow boots and show him that he’s worth the walk across the quad. Your relationship (and your thighs…and your roommate) will thank you.
Everybody loses it. I’m not going to tell you to take deep breaths or go to a happy place; in fact, I’m feeling wrathful just thinking about being condescendingly told to “stay calm.” Just try to keep your voice down, your allegations fair, and your doors closed. Postponing date night until next week because he’s catching a cold and has a paper due Monday probably isn’t grounds for World War 3, so keep your fire friendly.
What is it about having a new boyfriend that makes us want to Google wedding dresses and watch weepy episodes of A Baby Story on TLC? We get it, someone thinks you’re attractive and interesting enough to be seen in public with. And that can be exciting. But once you start getting a little too proud of your new fling (think premature Facebook relationship statuses, introducing him to everyone you’ve ever met, and using the words ‘boyfriend’ and ‘baby’ more than his name), you risk letting your pride ruin your relationship.