Let me attempt to summarize what I've learned in the past 8 years of being in love with my wife, in 8 key points.
1. Love is not always easy. Trust me, it's not like the movies. Two people can love each other deeply but still have differences. Perfect understanding and compatibility are not guaranteed. All you can do is hope to adapt and make it work. There will be fights, apologies, forgiveness, and changes required on both sides.
2. Jealousy is dangerous. If you feel insecure about something in your relationship, talk about it instead of keeping it bottled up. Ignoring the issue will only make it worse.
3. There is no such thing as a "perfect one" or soul mate. Relationships don't start off perfect; they require effort to make them work. My wife and I have similarities and differences, but we embrace them and find common ground.
4. Love is about giving each other personal space as much as it is about sharing. You don't have to share everything and your partner shouldn't have to either. It's important to have time for yourself and separate interests.
5. There are boundaries that should never be crossed. In moments of anger, be careful not to say hurtful things that cannot be undone. My wife and I established a list of things we agreed to never say during a sincere conversation.
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