Love has an undeniable power over human beings. It has the ability to make people become completely different versions of themselves.
But, what happens when the infatuation fades? What will be left?
This is why it’s key to have a mindful approach to your dating journey.
It’s time to make the transition and unlock your potential…
Go from this…
The Intentional Ingredients of a Happy Relationship
Did you know that 1/3 to 1/2 of marriages end in divorce? What’s missing?
Keep these ingredients handy, and you will save:
To date mindfully, it is critical to have an honest understanding of what you want. You must take a good look on the inside before you can find the right person on the outside.
Reflect on your inner requirements for happiness, and take note of how someone else can help compliment them. Differentiate between what your needs and wants are.
When we start to fall in love, we often make excuses for people and their behavior. We find justifications when things aren’t as we had hoped, rather than recognizing the situation for what it is. Time is our most valuable asset, and it’s something we cannot get back if it’s spent with the wrong people.
Stay true to yourself and who you are. That wasted time would have been better used finding the right person. Share what you are looking for from the beginning, and establish your plans for compromising at the outset.
Don’t be afraid that a person won’t want to date you if you are honest about what you want in life. Whether it’s children or an exotic life on a deserted island, tell them what you truly want. If your desires don’t align, don’t bank on the idea that someone will change.
Follow the 3 Date Rule:
Go on three dates with someone who meets your requirements before making judgments about whether or not it will work. People are often not themselves on the first or even second date. Long-lasting chemistry is not always instant.
Please, don’t play games. Have compassion for yourself and the person on the other end also trying to find the love of their life.
When someone reaches out, respond when you are able to. Playing hard-to-get or trying to seem like you are not into it only hurts you in the long run. A strong relationship will start from a place of authenticity.
No matter how you meet, it’s important to take the time needed to think about whether the person is actually someone you can see yourself with down the line. Avoid mindless swiping, replies, and meetups. It results in unnecessary stress.
Be emotionally available and present when you’re making decisions. Allow yourself to stay open-minded so you are able to connect with the right person in a meaningful way.
Hi, I’m Raghed!
Founder and lead relationship coach at HeartAppeal.
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