27 Things For Which You Should Thank Your Boyfriend

27 Things For Which You Should Thank Your Boyfriend


I am a lot to handle. Sometimes I get anxiety thinking about the fact that I have to put up with myself for the rest of my life. Like, it's a hard job. I don't understand why another person would choose to handle me on their free will. So this one is dedicated to all the boyfriends who go without recognition for putting up with all the things that girls do. Here're 27 things you should thank your boyfriend for more often.

1. Taking you out on dates.

2. Paying for those dates.

3. Listening to and acting interested when you rant about someone who made you mad or how much you hate Karen.

4. Cheering you up when you're in a bad mood.

5. Telling you that you're beautiful even though you haven't washed your hair in two days.

6. For not hating you after you promise you'll only be in Target for five minutes and it turns into two hours.

7. For going shopping with you and attempting to give an opinion on the things you try on. (Even if he says you look pretty in everything you try on in an attempt to leave sooner).

8. For putting up when you cry over anything. A cute puppy video? Cry. When he remembers your order at McDonald's? Cry.

9. For not hating you for always wanting attention.

10. For keeping calm when he asks you what you want for dinner and you say 'I don't care' then shoot down all of his suggestions.

11. Playing with your hair.

12. Keeping calm when your hair gets everywhere in his house.

13. Watching sappy love movies with you.

14. Listening to you when you when you show him all the pictures of #relationshipgoals you see on Twitter.

15. For not thinking you're gross when you don't shave for a week straight. Or not saying it if he thinks it.

16. For saying no when you ask if a girl is prettier than you.

17. For obliging with your tremendous need to cuddle.

18. Watching your favorite Netflix series with you even if he hates it.

19. Waiting to start a new episode of a show just to watch it with you.

20. For being your biggest support system.

21. For taking 20 different pictures because the first 19 weren't "Insta-worthy."

22. For understanding when you take forever to get ready.

23. For getting along with your friends and their boyfriends.

24. For not judging when you eat more than him.

25. For getting along with and enjoying your family.

26. For making you feel perfect when you know you aren't.

27. For making, you wonder how you lived your entire life without him.

No matter how much we complain, we actually do appreciate all the things you do for us and put up with.

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I Blame My Dad For My High Expectations

Dad, it's all your fault.

I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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I Ask My Boyfriend For 'Permission' For Almost Everything, And It's Actually Really Comforting

He's much better with decision making than I am.


I would like to start this off by saying that asking for "permission" is a vast exaggeration.

I don't ask my boyfriend's permission to do anything, but other people seem to think that's what I do.

People are very quick to judge my situation without understanding the ins and outs of my actions and why I do them.

Asking his "permission" is an overstatement. I run my decisions, my problems, and my dilemmas by him. A lot of people take that as me asking him for his permission to say or do certain things. They think of it as a controlling situation that I need to escape from.

Those people are actually very wrong and I am more than happy to tell you why.

He's much better with decision making than I am.

I hate making decisions. It stresses me out to a level you wouldn't believe. He is much better with making choices much faster. He understands that in most cases I'm too overwhelmed to decide on something and he's calm enough to take the lead or help me figure it out.

I trust his judgment.

My boyfriend is one of the smartest people I know. He's good at calmly and rationally looking at a situation and determining the best outcome. He's also very good at seeing when a situation to turn sour fast. I on the other hand, am horribly indecisive and tend to make the wrong choices to make my life seem less boring. So I tend to run situations and decisions by him that I'm unsure about because I trust him.

Sometimes my choices affect him in some way.

In some cases, the things I ask him about will affect him or his life in some sort of way. Like if I am thinking of moving our plans around or I want to go home for a family gathering and I want him to come with me. It's much more practical to run it by him first before acting on anything.

He keeps what is best for me in mind.

My boyfriend always prefaces his responses with "I love you and this is what I feel is best for you." but he's always open to me not liking or listening to his answers. He just wants what's best for me but understands that he doesn't control me.

It helps to establish trust.

Asking his opinion on things or if he minds if I go out at 3 a.m. with my friends or shooting out a feeler text to see how he feels about me texting a guy friend is not about control. It's about trust. The more lines of communication we keep open, the better things are. He has no reason not to trust me because I tend to run 90% of my decisions by him (if not more) willingly.

It's a matter of respect.

I have a lot of respect for my boyfriend and for my relationship. So if I feel a little iffy about the plans my friends set up, I will run it by him. If he thinks it's probably not a good idea, I respect that. I'll let my friends know, "Hey, out of respect for my boyfriend, and how he feels, I think I'm going to sit this one out."

There's no shame in asking your significant other for "permission", or guidance, or whatever you call it as long as it's healthy and you're okay with it.

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