Six New Relationship Rules
Here are six new relationship rules for dating. Well, the rules may not be brand new, but I can assure you they are often ignored when dating and probably other relationships too.
Work on you.
We all have issues and challenges. The best preparation for a new relationship is to work on yourself. Investing in personal development helps you to grow into your true identity and gain tools for authentic living. Remember, you attract who you are, good and not so good.
Decide what matters most.
People often describe their perfect partner in superficial terms. However, if you want love to last, you must go deeper. Make a list, decide what is most important, and don’t compromise. The right person for you is out there. Be patient and save yourself years of regret.
Don’t rush into a new relationship. It’s okay to meet a few times without knowing if you want a long-term commitment. Keep it lite and social, no touching or intimate conversation. The purpose of pre-dating is to get to know the person and decide if you want things to progress toward something more.
Listen beyond words.
You might begin a new relationship with a fantasy about how you will change the other person. You won’t. More times than not, what you see is what you get. For example, ladies, how does he treat waiters and waitresses when you go out to eat? Is it all about him or does he treat others with kindness and genuine care? This may reveal something the “mom test” misses. So pay close attention.
Communicate without cuddling, etc.
It’s easy to confuse the pleasure of physical touch with real love. Sex distorts the process of getting to know the person. What if you didn’t kiss before getting engaged, and you didn’t take your clothes off until after the wedding? Would you still be willing to invest the time to get to know the person?
Give love a chance.
Remember the first time you fell in love? You offered your heart without wondering if the person would throw it on the ground and walk all over it. Now that you are a grown-up, you would not dare do something so reckless. Well, that is what love is–the opportunity to give your heart to someone who will cherish it or crush it. If you want true love, you must be prepared to take the risk.
“There are no guarantees in love, but these six new relationship rules can help”.
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