2. You’ll Experience Temptation
Being in a relationship doesn’t prevent you from being attracted to other people sometimes: in fact, having a crush while in a relationship is totally normal.
“You will still find other people attractive and, even if you stay away from temptation, it can occasionally find you,” Bennett says. “Social media pretty much guarantees you’re going to interact with people from your past and present who might not have the best of intentions. However, being aware of the temptation allows you to keep your guard up and fight it.”
3. Long-Term Relationships Can Feel “Boring”
When you spend so much time with one other person, of course there are going to be moments when you think, “wow, this is boring compared to being single” — but being occasionally bored in your relationship isn’t always a bad sign.
“The biggest ‘secret’ no one ever tells you about long-term relationships is that the relationship is mostly boring,” Bennett says. “This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just important to realize that the excitement and raw passion of the early ‘in love’ phase will fade to a degree. However, those who truly love each other will work to find joy and happiness in the everyday things of life. When you achieve this, you know your relationship is truly built to last.”