16 Things Good Girlfriends Do For Their Boyfriends

16 Things Good Girlfriends Do For Their Boyfriends

These are a few things I would hope good girlfriends do for their boyfriends.
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I have been seriously dating the same guy for almost two years now. I may not know everything about relationships, and I am not an expert by any means, but I have heard many stories, read many books, and witnessed many relationships. I like to think I know what a good girlfriend does for her boyfriend.

1. She respects her boyfriend.

There are boundaries in every relationship. There is a level of respect that is different for everyone when it comes to phones, plans, talking, and sharing secrets.

2. She reminds him how important he is.

This seems like such a simple thing. It seems like girls always need reassurance, but it is nice to remind your significant other how important they are to you and the world. Everyone deserves to feel wanted and important.

3. She supports him in all his goals, hobbies and dreams.

Whether he plays recreational sports, climbing the corporate ladder, or has a traveling bucket list, she always supports him! Supporting one another is such an important aspect of a relationship!

4. She takes the time to learn his favorites and interests.

What is his favorite color? Does he like peanut butter? Who is his idol? What is his favorite pass time? Being compatible comes with having common interests!

5. She surprises him.

Those silly tweets we see of boyfriends surprising their girlfriends with bags Victoria Secret are nice, but what about him? It's not always material items, sometimes it's a surprise date or a surprise party. Keeping him on his toes just like he keeps her on her toes.

6. She laughs at his bad jokes.

Lol. Yeahhhhhhhhh.

7. She understands "guys night" is "guys night."

Just like she needs "girls night," he needs "guys night."

8. She doesn't hover.

He doesn't need two moms. He just needs one mom and one awesome girlfriend.

9. She gives great back rubs!

After a long day of work, she still has enough energy to make sure he is comfortable. Besides, it's better than a masseuse!

10. She respects the other girls that are FRIENDS with him. (I am not talking about those sketchy DM girls but real friends)

Sometimes guys have girl best friends. Chances are, these girls were around before the girlfriend. If these girl-friends wanted to do him, they would've before the girlfriend entered the frame. No worries.

11. She is equal.

She is a princess and he is a prince. They are equal in their relationship, not one on top of the other.

12. She serenades him with radio karaoke!

Oh come on, he know it's adorable when she sings in the wrong key.

13. She listens to him.

Guys have to rant too. Guy shave problems too. Sometimes guys just have a bad day. She cares enough to be silent and be all ears. She may also have some solutions or back rubs!

14. She pushes him to be a better man.

She changes him for the better and he loves her for that. He isn't the same man he was when they started dating, he is even better.

15. She forgives.

We are all human. It takes a mature lady to accept mistakes and forgive them, big or small.

16. She loves him.

No matter the disagreements, the difficult situations, the flaws, the mistakes, she still loves him no matter what. Who could ask for a better girlfriend?

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I’ve Been Both 8 Hours And 8 Minutes Away From My Boyfriend, And Trust Me, Distance Sucks

Distance truly does make the heart grow fonder... and work harder.

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In the two and a half years that I've been with my boyfriend, we've done our fair share of distance including living eight hours away from each other, living one hour away from each other, and living exactly 10 minutes down the road from each other (eight minutes if you manage to hit every light on green).

Because we've literally done it all and know it first hand, I assumed that everyone else was on the same page as we were: the longer the distance, the harder things are. Apparently, I was mistaken as I stumbled upon this article, claiming that people who are in short distance relationships have it just as hard as people in long relationships.

I'm sorry... what?

First of all, let me say that if you have never been in a relationship with a significant amount of distance between you and your partner (and I'm talking more than an hour), you definitely don't get it. You definitely do not understand having so spend either a full day in the car or a full paycheck on airfare to see your significant other. You don't understand having to account for the time difference between you two when calling each other. You don't understand the feeling of knowing that the person who means the most to you is creating memories every day that you'll never be included in.

And I'm not even going to get into the amount of trust that you need to have...

I understand that even in short distance no matter how close you live to one another, you will never be with each other 24/7 (at least you shouldn't be, because you both need space) and you will inevitably miss each other the second one of you leaves. Missing somebody even after a few minutes and miles between the two of you is a valid feeling. And yes, missing somebody is incredibly hard, even if it is just in a short distance relationship.


The difference is that you'll likely see your significant other again in a day or two. When you say goodbye you know that it's only temporary and that missing them will be over within a few days when you're reunited. In a short distance relationship, you don't have to experience the agony that comes along with missing someone for weeks upon weeks on end and spending each day obsessively checking your mental countdown until you get to see your other half again.


By no means does long distance make the love more real and by no means does short distance mean that you two have a stronger bond by being able to see each other every day. Both types of relationships require real love and real feelings of missing each other. But don't you dare belittle my long distance relationship by saying you have it just as hard and miss your boyfriend just as much. Until you have experienced living hours away and no longer having the luxury of being with each other whenever you want, you'll never understand how distance truly does make the heart grow fonder and work harder.

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Take Note from Ari and Pete’s Breakup: You Can’t Rush Timing In Relationships

Sometimes in relationships, timing is everything.

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According to TMZ, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have officially split, and sadly I can't say that I didn't see this coming.

It seems as though ever since they announced their engagement in June, there has been a whirlwind of controversy surrounding their abrupt relationship. At first people were head over heels in love with the pairing because of Pete's big dick energy. Then things quickly went downhill not too long after his joke about the Manchester bombings at Ariana's concert last year resurfaced. I could easily talk about all the questionable things Pete has said or done that may have caused their breakup—but I think there's a more important lesson we could take into consideration from this. Sometimes in relationships, timing is everything.

Not much has been reported about their breakup other than the fact that it was supposedly "not the right time" for their relationship to continue, but can you blame them? Besides, it usually takes several months before you can truly say you know someone. Even then it's still hard to tell who a person truly is until you've been living with them for a while. Considering they practically got engaged within weeks of casually dating, I'd say that their relationship escalated pretty quickly. I can't judge their decision and say it was stupid, but part of me feels like maybe Ariana didn't truly know what she was getting herself into when they got engaged so fast.

For starters, she had already just gotten out of a long-term relationship with late Mac Miller which she described as a "toxic" relationship. Maybe she could have used more time to heal after that breakup. Also, maybe if she and Pete had waited a little longer before getting so serious then she would have reacted differently to some red flags of Pete's immature tendencies and very obscene humor. Part of me wants to give him the benefit of the doubt because he's a comedian and therefore most likely uses jokes as a way to cope with serious stuff. However, when it gets to the point that Ariana has a mental breakdown via Twitter after being publicly groped at a funeral by a pastor and not even a full week later has to deal with thousands of people blaming her for the death of her ex-boyfriend then that's when you know she needs a rock to lean for a boyfriend rather than a goofball.

But like I said before, this isn't one of those situations where we can go through a list of Pete's shortcomings and blame him for the downfall of the relationship. Relationships are a lot like flowers. Even when they seem like the most beautiful thing on earth, they still need a solid foundation to grow upon, and that solid foundation starts with ideal timing. If you truly want to find the one you're meant to be with, it's not something you can rush into.

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