10 Things Your Partner Should Do That Aren't #RelationshipGoals But Are Just Being A Good Partner

10 Things Your Partner Should Do That Aren't #RelationshipGoals But Are Just Being A Good Partner

These aren't special...these are things all good partners should do in a relationship

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I see so many posts and stories about #RelationshipGoals and being the romantic that I am, I usually love all of them. Surprise visits, weekend vacations, and thoughtful gifts always turn my heart to mush and make me melt. But sometimes I see things that are considered "relationship goals" that are really just things all good partners should do. Here are 10 #goals that your significant other should be doing in a relationship!

1. Caring about your problems 

This is kind of the first thing listed in the job description of being a good partner. You should listen to the person you're with, let them vent when they've had a rough day, and keep up with how things in their life are going. The idea of having a partner that actually cares about what you're going through should not be romanticized, it should be the norm.

2. Complementing you (a.k.a. hyping you up) 

I see videos on social media all the time of boyfriends being like "damnnnnn look at my girl, she's looking so good today, thats my baby!!!" with "#goals" as the caption. Although I think these videos are super cute, all partners should be doing this for one another. If you can't go on and on about the person you're with and shower them with compliments, you might be with the wrong person.

3. Knowing your food orders 

This sounds dumb, but after you've been together for a few months, knowing what your partner orders at their favorite places should be a given. If you've been paying attention, this is a no-brainer. If you care about your significant other and listen to them, it's so easy to start remembering how they like their coffee or what they get on their Chipotle bowl.

4. Wanting to meet/spend time with your family 

Unless you have a difficult or different family situation, your partner should always be interested in meeting your family and getting to know them. Sometimes I'll see post like "my man wanted to play catch with my little brother and it was so cute." And in my head, I'm like "uh..duh?" Partners should always want to spend time with the other important people in your life because if they're important to you, they should be important to them, too.

5. Remembering small details about your or your relationship with each other 

"He remembered where we went on our first date and took me there for our 1 year anniversary #GOALS!" Um...well I damn sure hope he remembered where you two went on your first date! Remembering these small details is super important and shows that you care. This is not something that is super special because ALL good partners should do this!

6. Going on dates 

Not to generalize, but so many millennial relationships revolve around "hanging out." Netflix and chilling, doing homework together, or spending time with a group of friends are all great things, but it makes going out to dinner or to a movie seem like this super other wordly experience. When in reality, going on dates should be a given in any relationship. This doesn't mean you have to go out every single week or even that you have to spend a lot of money, but dates are an important part to any relationship and shouldn't be considered "relationship goals."

7. Posting about you on social media 

I know everyone uses social media differently and in some cases, you're not able to or you don't want to be super personal on your online accounts-and that is totally fine! But posting about and showing off your significant other on social media is such a norm for this generation. So when people get all excited because their partner posted about them, I get sort of confused because shouldn't that be a given?

8. Getting along with your friends

This could be an unpopular opinion, but if your partner doesn't want to meet and get to know you're friends, you might be with the wrong person. I've seen posts about people being excited because their boyfriend/girlfriend and their best friend get along and hang out and even though that's great, shouldn't it just be that way? It's the same when it comes to family, if you have important people in your life, those people should be important to your partner as well. That's not goals, that's just being a good significant other.

9. Supporting your personal and professional goals 

"So glad I have a man that supports my career goals and helps me become the person I want to be!" This is great and I'm so happy you have that...but this is how ALL partners should be. Your significant other should be supportive of your dreams and aspirations and do what they can to help you. It shouldn't be special or out of the ordinary if they do this.

10. Having fun together

This might seem stupid, but I've seen posts like "I'm so lucky to have a girlfriend who I have inside jokes with" or "Get you a relationship where you laugh more than you fight" .... LIKE DUH! This is your partner!!! You're supposed to be best friends, make memories, joke, laugh, and have a good time! This should not be uncommon, if anything, it should be uncommon if you DON'T do this.

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1. They shop at Goodwill mostly... low maintenance you could say?

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2. They are pretty awesome at talking to parents... opening days have given good practice for them. Give them 15 minutes and they will become best friends with your parents.

3. Their best friends actually are long distance...so you can wait a while to meet their besties who will want to know everything about you and make sure your intentions are good.

4. They have learned how to look decently presentable without showering for a week... maybe two...you may or may not like this one.

5. They are always down for adventure... sure let's hike for eight miles uphill in the middle of the week!

6. They know what it is like to be woken up at 2 a.m. because someone wet their bed... mom training.

7. They also know how to give the "modest is hottest" talk to the teenage campers... and will help give you a classy future daughter.

8. Building fires is their hidden talent... if you ever get stuck on a deserted island with them they can help you.

9. Animal shirts are a common clothing item... they know how to have fun.

10. They throw killer dance parties... ones your grandma would approve of.

11. They are used to being publicly embarrassed for others (their campers') enjoyment... and usually can take a joke or prank well.

12. They also know how to prank you back... summer camp prepares you for awesome prank wars.

13. If you want to see her with no makeup on just look at her camp photos... natural beauty?

14. They actually love children... they chose to spend a whole summer loving other people's kids; imagine how awesome they will treat their own.

15. Chances are they are a really fun person and will bring out your inner child... yes, climb that random tree and paint your face because it is Wednesday.

16. Their "real job" will come later in life... they will end up being successful. Most employers love to hire former counselors, so it is not a waste of a summer.

17. They know how to hide their favorites in life really well... so if they choose to date you they are basically saying you are their favorite and that is a big deal to them.

18. They have learned how to eat unhealthy food every day for a whole summer and stay in shape... or try to at least.

19. They also are obviously not a diva when it comes to material needs...they went a whole summer without even air conditioning and never complained.

20. If they love you anything like they love their campers your needs will always be put first...they are some of the most selfless people you will ever meet.

21. They love God, living for Him, and have already made a difference in many children's lives... they are the real MVPS.

If you are still looking for a place to work this summer and love adventure, Jesus, and children, apply for Camp Crestridge for Girls; they still have many positions available. I'll be there so you should too!

If you are a boy apply for Camp Ridgecrest for Boys!

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"This is Jade, get to the nearest safehouse and wait until dawn... Good night, and good luck." The radio goes off as your watch beeps. It is now 21:00, and you are in danger. In the night, things are never the same...

Dying Light is one of the most iconic zombie games of this era, featuring never before seen concepts in its genre. It also features one of the most scary features of all, drawing inspiration from Minecraft. Here are all the things that makes Dying Light terrifying. Beware, violent images ahead.

A better "Dead Island"

"Dying Light" was developed by Techland - a company famous for its prior zombie game: Dead Island. Dead Island was a hit due to its new mechanics involving heavy emphasis on melee combat and weapon crafting. This put players in a tough spot because unlike its predecessors of "Left 4 Dead" or "Killing Floor," guns are a rarity and survival depends on resourcefulness.

After the failed release of "Dead Island: Riptide" - a low effort expansion - Techland parted ways with their publisher Deep Silver, in pursuit of a game that they can formulate on their own.

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Flash forward to 2015, and "Dying Light" was released with massive success. It featured functions not available in "Dead Island" while debuting a new feature: parkour. Yes, you read that right, parkour.

Parkour?

Parkour was an interesting system to be implemented in a zombie game, but it would make total sense when you think more about it. Imagine the streets being filled with mindless zombies. One bite, and you're infected. Leave untreated, and you're gone. The rooftops is the only safe option, and you need the athleticism to scale buildings and run away from danger. In Dying Light, you're not a hunter. You're the hunted.

The night

Fear not the day, for night is your true enemy. In "Dying Light," zombies are infected with a special virus. This strain of virus is afraid of UV light, meaning that during the day, the zombies' motor functions are extremely suppressed, making them sluggish and dumb. But when night comes, the virus unleashes its full potential, turning slow zombies into athletic and crazed chasers that can pursuit you for miles at incredible speeds.

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Other than that, at night, a special mutation of zombies appear called "Volatiles." They are athletically superior, incredibly strong, and are terrifying. They usually emit a gargling sound and makes clicking noises, both of which join together for a scary combo. Plus, in the night, you are vulnerable. Sneaking while watching out for monsters in the dark isn't exactly easy.

Equipped with a UV Flashlight with limited battery life, you are left with only one weapon for self-defense if you ever find yourself in a pursuit. And in all cases, just run.

Noises

"Dying Light" has an interesting approach to noise. Zombies are very sensitive to noises. A gunshot, an explosion, a car alarm, or a loud crash onto a crumbling building could attract hordes to your position. In this game, noises determine your survival at night. Know when to throw a firecracker for distraction or when to trip car alarm traps could mean the difference between surviving a night and not seeing the day.


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Closing words

"Dying Light" promises a unique zombie experience different from most games. It's gritty, it's scary, and it's fun - these standards are those that game developers could only dream about when designing a zombie franchise. Nothing is more bone-chilling than hearing a volatile scream as the night comes, an explosion going off nearby, or when the sun sets gently behind the slums of Harran. But zombies aren't the only threats. Humans are an entire different ball game, but that's up to you to explore.

Good night and good luck...

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