Being in a relationship can mean that the lifestyles of two individuals become combined, have to adapt or can change completely. In any case, starting a relationship inevitably leads to more attention being placed on your lifestyle and whether or not it is suited to your partner and relationship.
Here on TSR, one Student Roomer asked the community about how to deal with dating someone with a wildly different lifestyle...
Then there's me... I have a crappy retail job, I've only just been on a plane, I live at home, I wouldn't consider myself as ambitious. Due to my crappy job my social life barely exists and I rarely go out.
How do I stop comparing our lifestyles?
In terms of how to stop comparing, I don't have a solution but I think it might help to figure out what you want to do - you obviously don't think retail work/living at home is great - so maybe have a long term plan to change that so then you know it's just temporary and doesn't define you.
Ultimately though - you have to be in the mindset of 'if this was my life forever how would I see myself?' - you need to see your own worth and realize that it doesn't depend on where you live/what job you have. Finally, I don't think anyone has it all figured out , no matter what outward appearance might convey - so don't worry, none of us know what we're doing. [Anonymous]
And if you want to change your life- do it for you and your own enjoyment, not just to satisfy some one else. You'll end up making alterations to yourself that don't reflect who you are. [Emily.97]
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