Your relationships, particularly those with your life partner, have a profound effect upon the quality of your life. That’s why investing careful thought into choosing your ideal life partner is so vital to your well being.
While everyone has the same basic needs, there are many needs and requirements in a life partner that are individual. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for finding the ideal partner.
Choosing a partner is serious business. The right choice can turn out to be the best thing you’ve every done. A poor choice may be the worst. Choose wisely.
Use these ten essential tips and techniques to help you be more thoughtful and intelligent when choosing your ideal life partner.
Any partner you choose will ultimately help you to achieve your goals or be an obstacle. With so many potential mates in the world, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to choose someone that will stand in the way of you accomplishing those things that mean the most to you.
Do you dream of having a large family and living in the country? It would be better for you to avoid choosing a partner that doesn’t want kids and dreams of living in a penthouse in a major city.
Think back on previous relationships and make a list of those things you liked and disliked about each person. You can’t choose a partner solely from a checklist, but it’s helpful to know what you want and don’t want.
A long, successful relationship requires the ability to have conversations about a variety of topics. It’s not all fun and games. When there aren’t any distractions, it’s just the two of you. It helps if you can communicate well with each other.
Long trips in the car can be boring, stressful, and a great way to test your compatibility. If you can’t sit together in the car for 10 hours straight, you might want to rethink your options. Schedule a trip!
While not absolutely necessary, life can be easier if you share similar views on important topics like religion, politics, and others. Ensure that you have enough in common to minimize potential disagreements.
We do all kinds of crazy things when our lives are a mess. If you’re under serious financial pressure, you’re lonely, or facing other emotional stresses, consider sorting out your life before making any big decisions, such as committing to a new partner.
Enjoy the process and take enough time to be confident you’ve found the right person.
The initial chemistry you share doesn’t always last. There’s a difference between infatuation and love. Strong feelings and smart feelings don’t always coincide. Allow the initial lust to die down and then see how you feel.
You might think you have a type and stick to dating that type. Perhaps you should give someone else a chance, someone you normally wouldn’t. You might be pleasantly surprised. After all, your current process hasn’t worked yet.
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