5 Differences Between Mature And Immature Relationships

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Immature relationships hold an important place in everyone’s lives. The puppy love romances we have in our teens are where we begin to learn about relationships.

But, it can’t remain that way. You can’t be someone in your 20s or 30s who’s still having the same type of relationship you had when you were 15.

If you are, then it’s a sign that you’re not evolving — and life is all about evolution. Everyone deserves a mature relationship, and there’s no time like the present to assess the relationship you have with your partner to find out if it’s a mature one.

I’m not saying you have to act all grown up and adult 24/7. You can still go on roller coasters and chase each other with water guns.

And, by all means, call in “sick” if the beach is calling your name. By mature relationship, I mean mature in the sense of how you handle communication, how you deal with issues that come up as a couple.

Below, I have outlined what I think are the 5 major differences between mature and immature relationships.

1. You don’t want to change your partner

A couple smiling at one another as they stand before a lake.
Unsplash / Ryan Jacobson
Unsplash / Ryan Jacobson

In a mature relationship, changing your partner is something that would never even occur to you. It’s OK to ask that he not throw his dirty socks in the corner and that she not use your razor.

But, wanting to change or “fix” who someone is as a person should not be your goal. Maybe he or she isn’t perfect, but he or she shouldn’t have to be.

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