Important signs that you are dating a relationship ready partner

Important signs that you are dating a relationship-ready partner


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Here is some advice on whether you and your partner are ready for a long-term relationship.

And even if there are missing bits, don’t worry. There are always opportunities to improve your current relationship. After

After all, what is love without effort?


Emotional Stability

Be a rock for your partner. He/She is the first person available and the most willing to help you whatever comes.

Do not create conflict for the sake of it. Or even to get attention. I’m sure many of us have come across this behaviour. This is destructive and does not help build the foundations of a stable relationship in any way.

Adapt from your past relationships and avoid situations which made you vulnerable and insecure.


Know what you want to achieve in life. Set goals as an individual and as a couple.

Being supportive of your goals is a reflection that you respect your life choices.

Helping one another pursue them is a crucial bonding process.

Be a person of value to your partner. Learn and grow together.


Arguments are necessary to build a lasting relationship, but they do have to be handled in a mature and respectful manner.

Expectations and characteristics clash. That is inevitable. What defines a stable partner is the willingness to reduce conflict and to contribute appropriately to the discussion.

Of course, this isn’t a unilateral process. Both parties have to be receptive. There are no  “you vs me” situations, but aim to cultivate a loving, responsible environment that is shared only by the two of you.


Most relationship advice trundle along the lines of setting aside time to spend together, or planning dates and holidays.

Remaining committed for the long run is another ball game. The desire to see through the relationship to the point of marriage indicates deep-rooted passion and love over time.

Recognise when the initial thrill of starting afresh has dulled. Reignite passions that have worn out over the months and years. If you believe he/she is the one, you will do whatever it takes.

Does a moment of excitement warrant a change of partner? Then evaluate and reconsider your options.


Working on relationships is hard work. Deservedly so. Listen to your heart.

Only you can decide if it is all worth it in the end.