You can get bored of the relationship and that's okay. When you first meet them, it's new and exciting. You think it will always be like this, but in reality it will start to get boring. It will start feeling like a routine. This is why it is important to do new stuff with your partner. Going to the same place with them every week will get boring so be creative and do something different with them.
You might start to wonder if you made the right decision. When you are going through a rough patch, you might start to wonder if you picked the right person. If that happens, give it time and see if you still feel like that in a couple of months.
There will be times when you won't even like your partner. One of the most weirdest and confusing thing when you are in a relationship is that you will still love your partner even when you don't actually like them. When you start living with your partner, you have to get used to their habits and there will be times when it just gets too much. Eventually though, you will weigh up the pros and cons and find the things that you do like about them will overweigh the things you don't.
You might even feel attracted to different people. Sometimes, fate will work against a relationship, and you and your partner are not getting on so well, so you might meet someone who you find attractive. This is when your own strength and belief in the relationship will be put to the test, even for a brief moment.
You might feel disconnected with your partner at times. There will be times when you and your partner are not as close as you once were. It could be that you are both busy at work or that you had a argument and it hasn't been resolved. There will be times when you feel like you are at one with your partner, and others when you feel disconnected to them.
The romance fades. When in a relationship, the romance can fade over time, but the trick is to not let it die all together. Try and plan a romantic surprise now and then and it will keep the relationship strong.
Your relationship will change. You and your partner will change over time and your circumstances will change too. You will need to adapt your relationship and accept these changes to keep the relationship on track. The important thing is whatever happens in the future, you will face these changes and challenges together, and accept that everything won't be perfect all the time. And that's okay. Because that's when you know it's real.
By Ellie Prouse