Life as a single person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet moments of solitude.
However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also be frustrating.
Even if you’ve been burned repeatedly or have a poor track record when it comes to dating, these tips can help you to keep things in perspective and put you on the path to finding a loving relationship that lasts.
When you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to become discouraged or buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.
For instance, it’s estimated that 75 to 80 percent of all marriages that eventually end in divorce or separation have at least one partner who suffers from a deficiency in this area.
Usually, issues had plagued them for years, long before they got married.
If he's reluctant to open up to you about small things, it will be hard for him to open up about bigger things later on.
There must have been a time when it was easy—people knew what was expected of them and how to behave (even if too often they just went ahead and chose not to behave).
But today I talk to an endless succession of young people who are trapped between dating and courting and some weird hybrid of the two.
In contrast, lack of respect leads to all kinds of relational ills—putdowns, dishonesty, cheating—which are sure to sink a relationship eventually.
The degree of durability and well-being in a romantic partnership is directly related to the emotional health of each person involved.