Real life is not like the movies.
November 7, 2010 5:08 AM Subscribe
Tell me about the good stuff in long-term relationships.
posted by onegoodthing to Human Relations (59 answers total) 295 users marked this as a favorite
I’m considering going out with this guy and the potential for permanence is quite high. I’m getting a little freaked because I usually run the other way at the first whiff of commitment and at the moment, I can easily see myself in an LTR with him.
He’s a nice guy: kind, respectful. More importantly, we share the same values and goals AFAIK. My gut tells me that he is for real, and that I will most likely regret not choosing him.
So please, hivemind, help me get over commitment anxiety by sharing what is good in a committed relationship. I’m asking you versus reading a romance novel/watching a movie because fiction is rarely real. Warm fuzzy stories are fine, but what I really want is real life anecdata. If you have suggestions that will help me (or experiences that have helped you) get over this, please share them too.
Thank you in advance