Romance isn’t dead, but it sure is hard to find (and keep!), especially when you’re not ready to be in a relationship yourself. What’s one to do? Our matchmakers recommend working on yourself first even as you continue the search for a significant other.
It’s true: having and maintaining a healthy relationship begins even before you start dating! To help you out, we’ve listed 7 ways you can prepare to be in a happy and healthy relationship.
Be self-aware; get to know yourself.
Spend time working on yourself and learn to appreciate who you really are. One sign of an unhealthy relationship is changing your behavior out of fear of what your partner might do or say. When you reflect and begin practicing self-care, you build yourself up. Bonus: it’s not only a great way to prepare for a romantic relationship, but it’s also how you mature as a person!
Think about what you want (and don’t want) in a partner.
Think of the characteristics that are most essential in a partner to you. Also, think about what you aren’t looking for in a partner. If you meet someone who meets your criteria, then it’s a good start. Relationships takes work, so be prepared to compromise on things that are not as important.
Keep in mind that you are worthy.
When you know you are worthy of great love, you put yourself in a position to attract that, and no less. Own your worth to attract a healthy relationship that reflects that. You deserve to be with a partner who accepts and loves you for who you are. You deserve to be with someone who you like to be with and who makes you feel good about yourself. Life is too short to settle for anything less.
Build your life for yourself.
There are people who get into relationships and then forget about their hobbies and circles. In a healthy relationship, having a good sense of individuality is vital. Build your life for yourself; don’t build a life because you think it’ll make you more appealing to people. Once you do that, the perfect person for you will make a space for themselves in your life.
Remember that no one is perfect.
If you’re looking for a perfect and easy relationship, you’re going to have a difficult time of it. Relationships need a lot of attention and work. Days are not always bright. However, you can be with that one person who makes the hardships worth it.
Learn how to compromise.
Sharing your life with a partner means things are not always going to go your desired way. Knowing how to meet someone halfway to move forward in the relationship is vital. Compromising shows you value the other person’s feelings and thoughts so you both win in the relationship.
Practice how to communicate effectively.
Communicating effectively means you know when and how it is appropriate to share your feelings and thoughts. You are able to listen and express yourself as well. We all communicate differently so it’s important to be aware of your style and how you can use it positively.
Get Help from a Trusted Matchmaker!
If you’re ready to take the plunge and start dating, the best place to start is with Luma Luxury Matchmaking. LUMA offers you a personalized and unique matchmaking service. We seek to understand who you are and what you’re looking for to match you with the right partner.
Contact us for inquiries today.