Been dating for a year
Hopefully it's your best self, but sometimes it might be your worst.
When you're in a relationship, that is a very important part of connecting and feeling safe and happy.
Tell him exactly what you told me in your question above. Ask him to talk to you about everything (not just brush it aside)--and then really listen to his answer.
In terms of your life, one year probably isn't all that long of a time.
So today is the one year anniversary of our 1st date with my girlfriend, who I know has bought me a nice gift to celebrate. I'm thinking flowers, but am looking for more suggestions from my fellow Yelpers.
It's not actually the anniversary of our deciding not to see other people (I can't remember that date ... Thanks, and by the way a pearl necklace has already been suggested!