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Five Ways to Know if You’re Ready for a Serious Relationship
There is no set time-frame when it comes to beginning a new relationship. The right time is simply when you know in your gut that you are ready, and prepared for the responsibilities and trust that come with a relationship. As the go-to professional matchmakers in Houston, we suggest being honest with yourself about your feelings before jumping into anything too serious. In order to be in a healthy, happy relationship, you need to make sure you are all set for the road ahead.
If you’re not sure whether or not you’re ready, check out these five signs it’s time:
You’ve Thought It Through: You have taken time to understand your wants, needs and what it takes to make you happy. Before jumping into anything serious, it’s important to figure out why you want to be in a relationship and how you will benefit from being in one.
You Know Your Boundaries: You’re comfortable saying yes or no. You’ve figured out what you are willing to do and how far you’re willing to go in a relationship. You know your values and needs, and have the confidence to ensure your needs are met.
You Feel Baggage Free: You have completely moved on from your exes. You don’t care what your former flame is doing or who that cutie is in their Instagram, and you also understand why your past relationships did not work out. You have left that ex in the dust and now have the emotional space to invest in someone else.
You’re Looking for the Right Things: A relationship is about being with someone you can believe in. You know it’s time to get serious if you dream about sharing your life with someone who you can love, trust and support—and receive it in return.
You’re Ready for Something New: A new relationship is exciting and fun! Every relationship is different. A great sign is if you’re looking forward to starting a new chapter in your life and sharing it with a special someone.
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By Christi Schreckengost, Matchmaker and Dating Expert
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