A successful relationship doesn’t mean staying with someone until you die, nor does avoiding a break-up make a relationship successful.You can stay in a relationship that makes you miserable until the day they carry you out in a pine box – personally, I’d call a failed relationship over the couple that realized they were done and made a clean break of it.
My first serious relationship was full of avoidable mistakes and disasters that one might charitably call “learning experiences” because I had no fucking clue what I was doing.
But as much fun as it is to get lost in the rush of that initial infatuation, you have to be careful.
In fact, many feel that they’re essentially relationships are functionally like a first relationship.
Every relationship is a matter of getting to know the other person, making your lifestyles and expectations mesh, learning how to tolerate each other’s little quirks etc.
Many people – mostly guys, but some women – who write in about looking for their first relationship tend to be worried about the experience difference.