You should still have a great support system outside of your partner.
“Your partner is your best friend, but shouldn’t be your ONLY friend.” –Teaquanox
Always stick to your guns and beliefs, no matter how much you may want to make it work.
“If something is important to you, don’t let them convince you otherwise, or think that you’ll be OK without THAT important thing. It could be a hobby, a friend, an opinion, anything. Before long they’ll expect you to give up everything that makes you who you are. NOT WORTH IT!” –Sal_Ammoniac
Don’t settle for a person not compatible with you just because they show interest.
You’re far better off finding someone you’re compatible with than trying to mold the first person who shows interest into someone you’d actually want to date.” –Just_Move_Out