Your dreams are a vital part of you. They’re slowly formed as you mature, and may even take on different forms as you learn and grow, but they’re always there.
Don’t let your partner pluck them from your sky.
Perhaps your dream is to write a novel. Or maybe you want to produce beautiful art, get a master’s degree in engineering, live a minimalist life, or own a cat named Earl. Whatever your dreams are, hold onto them. Cherish them. Let them grow and blossom. They’re an essential part of you.
It’s easy to inadvertently give up on your dreams while caught up in the tumultuous emotions of romantic love. You might give up on your art or education to spend more time with your partner, or maybe you agree to permanently move into the city when, in your heart, you long to be close to nature.
Or, worse, an insecure partner may feel threatened by your dreams, and actively work to keep your creative, passionate mind stifled so that they can maintain control.
If either of these situations sounds familiar, it’s time to take back your dreams. Your relationship should support them, never destroy them.