8. It should make you feel… frustrated
When he or she doesn’t text you for an hour, when you miss him or her and can’t do anything about it, when you wish he or she were experiencing everything with you.
Frustration doesn’t have to be about your partner, but about not being with him or her. If you’re not frustrated with the one you love, you’re not really loving him or her.
9. It should make you feel… naïve
A relationship isn’t about having it right, but realizing you can be wrong. It’s about learning, growing and understanding you don’t know everything.
It’s about everything you have to teach and, more so, learn from your partner. But the two of you can explore the world together, letting the lessons and experiences bring you even closer.
10. It should make you feel… vulnerable
You’re exposed, raw and in the line of fire. You have given your partner your heart and hope he or she doesn’t drop it.
You have given him or her more than you thought you had to give and hope the one you love doesn’t throw it back in your face.
As good of friends as you are, you know there’s a chance you could become enemies.
This vulnerability may shed through time, but it’s always there in the back of your mind. You can’t truly love someone without fearing him or her.