You’ve been in relationships before, and you know how frustrating it can be when the person you’re with just doesn’t seem right. It might start out great–they’re charming or funny! But soon enough there are warning signs: they don’t like talking about their past mistakes (even though we all have some), and they give off a weird vibe every time you mention something personal happening between the two of you… it could be anything at all, but it begins to tell you this isn’t the right person after all.
Before you get too invested in someone, it’s important to take the time to qualify them. This means getting to know them on a deeper level and making sure that they’re actually a good match for you. Here are four qualities to look for in your next partner:
1. They’re willing to talk about their past
A healthy relationship is built on trust, and that starts with being open and honest about your past. If your partner is unwilling to talk about their previous relationships or experiences–good or bad–it’s a red flag. They might be hiding something, or they might not be over their ex yet. Either way, it’s not a good sign.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”– BUDDHA
2. They’re comfortable with intimacy
The ability to be intimate with another person is an important part of any close relationship. Without intimacy, relationships can become cold and distant.
Intimacy involves being able to share your innermost thoughts and feelings with another person and to be able to trust them completely. It’s about feeling close and connected to someone else, on a deep level.
Without intimacy, relationships can become quite superficial. So if you want to have a deep, meaningful relationship with someone, make sure you nurture the intimacy between you!
3. They’re supportive
Good partnerships are based on shared values and common goals. If you have a partner who is supportive of your dreams and ambitions, that’s a great foundation for a lasting relationship. Of course, it’s also important to want the same things in life. Without common ground, even the strongest bond can eventually fray.
4. They’re honest
Honesty is key in any relationship. If your partner can’t be honest with you, it’s time to move on. There’s nothing worse than being lied to by the person you’re supposed to be able to trust the most. So if you’re looking for a lasting, healthy relationship, make sure honesty is at the top of your list!
Once you’ve taken the time to get to know someone, it’s important to set some boundaries. Make sure that you’re on the same page about what you want in a relationship, and don’t be afraid to speak up if something isn’t working for you. It’s also important to have realistic expectations for your relationship. If you’re looking for something perfect, you’re bound to be disappointed. Remember that relationships take work, and even the best ones have their ups and downs.
If you keep these things in mind, you’ll be on your way to avoiding a relationship disaster, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find the partner of your dreams along the way.