27 Things For Which You Should Thank Your Boyfriend

27 Things For Which You Should Thank Your Boyfriend

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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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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
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Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

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It's Time For Romance Movies To Start Portraying Love And Relationships More Accurately

It's 2019, get with the times.

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Currently, on TV and in the movies, many romance movies have the same storyline. If it's on Hallmark, two people fall in love and complete some kind of mission. If it's in the movies two people date/fall in love, something causes them to break up, then they get back together and everyone lives happily ever after.

The problem is that all of these plots are seriously unrealistic.

All of these movies and TV shows just inaccurately portray how a relationship works in real life. A real relationship takes a lot of work, time, and effort. Not everything is candy canes, unicorns, and comes so easily. There are so many other factors that people have to think about.

I really got into watching these romantic type movies when I started watching PG-13 movies. I would watch them and picture all my relationships going this way. But these movies painted the wrong picture of relationships. I'm not saying my boyfriend is a bad boyfriend at all, he is wonderful! But we both have learned it takes a lot of work, time, effort, and communication. These are things very few romance movies teach us.

Also, everyone expects things from their significant others from what they see in these movies. I was one of those people, but then real life hit. There are bills, jobs, and time management that you have to consider. This doesn't mean that my boyfriend and I don't go out, but we have to choose wisely for what we do and when we do it! We have also found fun things to do at home in place of going out in order to save money.

I understand that many people like to watch these programs and enjoy them. But there needs to be a change to accurately portray a relationship. Personally, I think this is why many young people's relationships don't last - they have watched this easy relationship develop and stay in a movie and they haven't seen what it is like in real life.

So, to those who produce these types of movies and shows, it's time that you start making things more realistic.

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