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7 Things You Should Consider When Looking For A Partner

Aug 17, 2007
There are many places that you can go to find out what your supposed to be looking for. There are any number of books, websites, magazines and Drs that have a great deal to say on the matter. The question comes down to, What do you want in a relationship?

There are seven things that you should look for when you are looking at getting into a relationship and this list may be different than any you have seen before. This list needs to come from within and needs to be an honest reflection of you and what is important to you.

1 Are you ready for a relationship? This sounds like a simple question to ask yourself and the answer will invariably be yes. Are you really ready? Do you want a relationship because your afraid your going to be alone or are you feeling lonely? If you answer yes to those, stop here and you wont get into a bad relationship just to have one.

2 Communications
This is one of the most important things that you should be thinking about. Too many relationships fail because people do not communicate. That is different from talk. It is being able to understand what each other is says or needs.

3 Honesty
This is something that we take for granted and is something that is vital. This is someone that you will be trusting with every aspect of your life. You need to be able to trust them with all your secrets.

4 Money Matters
Do you two share the same beliefs and ideas about money and how it should be handled. This can be a very sore point in any relationship and many fail because they could not agree on how to handle the money.

5 Faith
Do you share the same spiritual beliefs? This is something that can also be a sore point but one that can be worked through. Many people have multiple faiths in the same household, if they are willing to accept each others faith.

6 Political Beliefs
Do you share similar political beliefs? This can be a very sore point if you two come from complete polar opposite positions and beliefs. Most people tend to be middle of the road and there should not be any issues in these cases. There can be issues when there are very strong beliefs on one or more issues that you do not feel or think the same on.

7 History
Everyone has a history. The question is - will you hold it against each other. The best solution is to leave the baggage at the door and start fresh. If we assume that people will do something because they did it in the past, we are not being fair.

We need to accept each other for who we are and know that we are what we have been through both good and bad.
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