You have amazing chemistry with your partner.  You think about them day and night.  So far they have been open and receptive, kind, thoughtful and affectionate.  They have shown you sensitivity and respect.  What more is required to transform this fabulous friendship into a relationship that will stand the test of time?

1#  Honesty

Honesty is the cornerstone of trust.  It is heart-breaking to find out your partner has been lying to you.  You will then find it difficult to believe anything they say.  It can take forever to rebuild trust once it has been broken.  Keep your side of the slate clean and make sure you can trust your partner.

2#  They are mature and emotionally stable

With someone like this you can resolve your differences amicably.  This kind of person does not create unnecessary drama.  Emotional instability is a sign of childhood trauma.  You are not there to babysit.  Beware your partner does not have a broken wing as this can drag you down to a level you do not desire.

3#  They are committed to making the relationship work

The path to true love never did run smooth and any relationship requires work.  You both need to give generously and not let your efforts be one-sided.

4#  Have a well-developed sense of humour

It’s absolutely delightful when someone lights up the room with their laughter.  Many a difficult situation has been diffused by humour.  We should be able to laugh at ourselves and not make unkind jokes at someone else’s expense.  A healthy sense of humour will assist you to see the brighter side of things and is definitely worth cultivating.

5#  They are loyal and independent

Infidelity is a deal-breaker and should never be tolerated.  Your ideal partner should have your best interests at heart and realize that loyalty is non-negotiable. 

When you and your partner are both emotionally independent, you demonstrate a healthy relationship EQ which will assist you to stay together during rough times.

6#  Forgiveness

We all make mistakes, but if we are sincere in our apology, our partner will find it easier to forgive us.  Grudges harm us more than the one we hold the grudge against.  Most people, if they simply knew better, would not do anything to offend anyone else.  Give your partner the benefit of the doubt and treat them the way you would like to be treated, with understanding and empathy.  Forget their offenses and start with a clean slate every day.

The above are guidelines which will assist you to have a rewarding romantic relationship.  These principles are simple, but often not easy.  Practice makes perfect, so start now!

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Marilyn Welch

Owner of Perfect Strangers

Marilyn Welch is the owner of Perfect Strangers Introduction Society for Professionals and in the last year, many of the clients who joined Perfect Strangers met someone special, often within a very few short months. Would you love to meet your soulmate?  If you fit our niche market and feel that you would like to work with me, register today.