1. You might be in love, but that doesn’t have to mean anything.
Feelings are notoriously subjective and biased. You could fall in love with someone who is perfect for you at this particular moment in your life, but then that love could end and that’s okay. In fact, it probably will end; as Dan Savage says, all relationships end until they don’t. And sometimes the relationship SHOULD end…just because you love someone doesn’t make them a very nice person or a good partner. When I was 14, I fell hard for a guy who was funny and sweet and cute…and an outspoken right-wing conservative. Fortunately, I fell out of love with him, but not before he tried to convince me that I didn’t really believe women had a right to choose abortion.