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Evaluating Your Relationship With Your Partner
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Evaluating Your Relationship With Your Partner

Whether you have been in a relationship for a while, or it is brand new, you will eventually reach a point where you are thinking of taking things to the next level. The next level for you could be anything from physical intimacy to walking down the aisle. Before you take things to the next level you may want to start evaluating your relationship with your partner.

This may sound like a pretty easy thing to do, but it can be very difficult at times. There are a few reasons why an honest evaluation can be hard to get:

1. If you wait too long to assess the strength and quality of the relationship you may already be in too deep to be honest and objective about the weak points of your partner and the relationship.

Once you’ve fallen for them, you tend to see only what you want to see. Very few people will be strong enough to admit that there might be a problem. They will hide their head in the sand and pretend life is great.

2. Early in the relationship and for most of the ‘dating’ phase, each of you will be trying to put your best foot forward. For some people, being guarded and careful is an attempt to hide their true colors. For others it’s just innocently trying to be on their best behavior. Either way, this does make an honest evaluation difficult to manage.

One of the most important things you can do to have a secure and fulfilling relationship is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your partner and the relationship early on.

Another important tip is to take your time. Too many times people ignore warning signs because they are so afraid to be alone they are willing to be mistreated just so they can be with someone.

If you really want to have a strong relationship, make sure that you are strong first. If you are comfortable in your own skin and have a full life with family, work, and friends you will be happy. When you are happy and content with life you won’t be so desperate for a relationship that you are willing to be abused just to be with somebody.

Honestly evaluating your relationship with your partner is something we all should do, but few people actually do. The earlier in the relationship you do it, the more clearly you will see things as they are and not how you wish they were. Taking this time could mean the difference between a healthy, loving relationship and an unhappy and possibly abusive one.


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