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Does this sound familiar? When you feel you’ve found “the one” and you start to really get to know each other, something happens that changes the whole dynamic of the relationship. After that, you become doubtful about whether you’ve really found the person for you.

This scenario has probably played out for you over and over again, and you’re now wondering if you’ll ever be able to settle down. Thankfully, there’s great news: Relationship happiness is out there for you, and so is the right person.

Finding them might just mean spending a little time in reflection so you can go searching again with a mindset that’s more likely to lead you to the one you seek.

Starting Points

Discovering a great relationship starts with self-discovery. Taking some time to reflect on these ideas will provide you with the answers you’re searching for. Be patient with yourself and the process; it will happen in good time.

1. Determine what you’re really looking for. Perhaps you haven’t found what you want because you’re not sure what you’re looking for. It happens to a lot of people, and could very well be happening to you!

* What do you really want out of a relationship? What does your ideal partner look like? What personality traits do they have? Clarify the details of what you really want so you’ll know when you find it!

* Be fair to yourself; listen to your heart and mind to get an honest understanding of what’s important to you in a relationship.

* Think about whether you’re trying to live up to the ideal of others in choosing a partner, or being true to yourself.

2. Know what you’re willing to compromise on. Finding the right partner for you and developing a healthy relationship can really be hard work, especially if you have unrealistic expectations! There comes a point when you just need to think about what you’re willing to compromise on.

* Remember that nobody’s perfect. It’s not likely that you’ll find one person who has all the positives you’re looking for and none of the negatives you’re trying to avoid.

* Determine which attributes are your highest priorities. These traits are essential for your greatest happiness. You won’t mind bending on some of the lesser priorities once you find someone who exemplifies those that are most important to you.

3. Assess your relationship weaknesses. What kind of partner are you? Are you willing to give back to your partner what you expect to get?

* Consider if you have relationship traits that could possibly be making your relationships break down. Self-assessment can reveal a lot to you about yourself and point you in a positive direction!

4. Believe in your worth. By far, one of the most important elements to finding and maintaining a healthy relationship is to believe that you’re worthy of love – just the way you are. It’s unwise to sacrifice your needs in a relationship. Seek a partner who reciprocates your love.

* Remember that love is a two-way street. Believe that you’re worth all the attention and priority that a partner should be giving you.

Finding relationship happiness starts from within. It begins with setting an attainable standard for a relationship and balancing your individual needs with those of the partnership. Take the time to reflect on these important ideas and say “Good-bye” to your relationship woes!

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