Being in a relationship will show you both what you what your fundamentals are. Food, freshness, and appreciation are all necessities for me.

Everyone has things they need in a relationship and the longer you're together, the more you figure it out. After almost two years of being in a relationship, I think we can both agree on these ten commandments.

  • 1

    Thou Shalt Share Your Food, Forever

    The days of having your own food are over. When you're in a relationship it means sharing your food forever. (Or however long you can stand to share for.)

  • 2

    Thou Shalt Encourage Each Other

    Your partner is basically your hype man. They should definitely encourage you and tell you to keep up the amazingness.

  • 3

    Thou Shalt Let Your Partner Sleep In

    Sleeping is a fundamental principle of life to me. As a partner, you've got to let your partner sleep in sometimes. Trust me, you don't want to be around me if I don't get enough sleep.

  • 4

    Thou Shall Be a Team Together

    You and your partner will take on the world together. A relationship is like being on a team, you always got the other player's back.

  • 5

    Thou Shalt Both Contribute

    Being in a relationship isn't one-sided. Two people mean twice the contributions. Whether that's money, doing work around the house, etc.

  • 6

    Thou Shall Keep It Fresh

    Keeping it fresh in a relationship is important. It can be easy to get caught up in a routine, but it's important to break it every now and then and change it up.

  • 7

    Thou Shalt Have Hobbies Together

    It's nice to bond with your partner. Having things you both enjoy doing makes it fun and brings you closer. A round of Call of Duty, anyone?

  • 8

    Thou Shalt Share, Listen, Repeat

    Communication is key in a relationship. It's important to communicate and listen to each other. I'd recommend you share, listen, and repeat.

  • 9

    Thou Shalt Show Appreciation

    It's important to show you appreciate your partner. As your partner, they need to know they're appreciated and loved. A little appreciation goes a long way.

  • 10

    Thou Shalt Give More Than Half

    Sometimes it's not always 50/50 in a relationship. In a time of need, you give more than half to help your team out.

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