7 Outdated Relationship Rules ...


There are some couples I’ll never be able to understand, and even some couples no amount of money could make me trade places with.

But that’s not up for discussion today, because we’re about to talk about relationship rules, or better yet, outdated relationship rules that need to go ASAP.2

They aren’t as crazy, not even silly, but I’ve seen many couples abuse them and, quite frankly, they all broke up in the end.

So what’s the magic recipe for a healthy, normal relationship?

It’s quite simple!

Play by your own rules, be yourself and decide which one of these, now outdated relationship rules you feel comfortable playing by and which ones you want as far away from your relationship as possible.

1. "Joined Twins Syndrome"

Let me put it this way – I had a friend “X”, she had a boyfriend “Y” and in the first months, they actually made a nice “XY” couple.

As their relationship progressed, the X and the Y got lost completely and XY was the only thing left.

They ate, slept, showered together and there was not a single thing I could do with X without Y being present too.

XY shared everything, including their friend’s secrets and I was pretty shocked when he made a very cruel joke about a very intimate detail of my life she was instructed not to share with ANYBODY!

Well, enough about them, I bet you get the point and understand exactly why I think we should all chill with the “we” part.

“We” is good, actually, it’s more than good, it’s great as long as you don’t forget that a good “We” always consists of both “you” and “me”.

Play Hard to Get


Hey, I really love most of your posts about beauty and stuff but I must say you are completely off the mark in doing this love piece. You are trying to be progressive and feminist in the wrong way. I agree with ideas such as not letting your life and personality get mushed together; an interesting woman must have her own things going on. The overall independence theme is nice but did you even stop to think of the male role? Go ahead and get that check if you want but all you are going to do is leave your guy with a bruised ego while you sit there feeling all independent. Guys like to feel like they are needed and to take care of their woman. And yes, guys like to do the chasing which is not to say you should be a jerk and give him a hard time but you should definitely let the guy do the chasing.
Heather Jensen
Ditto! Thanks Lauren for the comment!
Lauren Coons
I don't believe that guys should control the girls at all.
Hello Jessica, Good point about the safe sex though the other thing about purity and husbands went right over my head. Oh well, to each their own. :)
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