Love is a basic human need. We experience the feelings of love from birth. We naturally give and receive love in many ways on a daily basis. However, when it comes to finding a lasting, fulfilling love relationship with a life partner it helps to be ready. You may say, “Of course I’m ready!” because the need is ever present. But preparing yourself for your best relationship takes introspection and effort.
When relationships do not last, there is always a reason, or many. Could be timing, circumstances, miscommunications, or many other reasons, but often external circumstances are not the only barrier to a successful relationship.
To be ready for a great love ask yourself these questions:
- Have I resolved any issues from past relationships?
- Am I generally happy with my life and ready to share it with another?
- Am I available and prepared to fully give my authentic self to another?
- What do I want from the next relationship?
- Am I committed to bringing my best self to the relationship?
If you answered yes to the above questions and are aware of what is important to find in your next relationship, you will be ready to find love and accept and enjoy the gift of love when it finds you.
If not, take the time to really explore what you have learned from past relationships. Is there a common theme of issues that reveal something that needs a bit of work? Do you need to let go of past hurt in order to accept the love of another? Do you know what is most important to you? Are you ready to receive the gift of love and appreciate that person for exactly who they are instead of assuming they will change or trying to change them? No one person can answer all your needs and desires, but if you find someone that makes you feel appreciated, respected and loved and you share friendship and passion, and can return the same, you will most likely be well on your way to a happy and satisfying relationship.
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