Although I’m not technically an adult yet, I feel that you have to have a balance of head and heart in a relationship, as well as open communications, patience with your partner and a willingness to compromise if you want to be an adult in a relationship. If you follow your heart blindly, you may be ignorant of certain defects in a relationship and in that way, cant work towards trying to improve it and take it to the next level. If you only follow your head, you’ll probably come across as cold and harsh. I think you need some sense from your head, guided by the heart and softened with a compromise to make things work. Also, i feel that when you’re in a relationship, you can’t expect to have everything go your way, and you also have to accept that you’re not always right. Instead of defending yourself whe you get into an argument or a tense situation, the first step that should be taken is to evaluate and to offer a compromise and a sincere apology with no hint of sarcasm or reluctance.
I am as of now enjoying my first relationship in which we both are ‘adults.’ First and foremost, don’t rush things. That fluttery, mushy feeling of infatuation is not love, even if it feels like it. So for starters, reign in the outpouring of emotion that teenagers tend to do. Know yourself, know your own heart, understand what you want, and don’t be afraid to express what you want or simply be yourself. It doesn’t do any good to put on, b/c in the end the other person will see the true you anyway. You should save both of you the time, and simply be yourself from the start, and don’t rush into anything, take it slow, and enjoy it.