So, you're in a relationship and things are going great. It's been hot and heavy (and amazing!), but at this point you're hoping to move into a place where you feel like it could be long term. You know you've got the chemistry, but want to see if you've got the chops for love. How do you move out of the lust zone?
It’s a hard thing to do—to completely let go of something painful and forgive the person who may or may not realize that they've hurt you.
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." - E.E. Cummings
When thinking about love, people often assume that they have to learn how to master it when they're already in a relationship. In reality, who you are before you ever fall in love says much more about how your relationship will work out. You might be surprised to learn that most of the work of creating true love in your life is actually done before you ever meet “the one.” It comes from learning about yourself and who you really are. So you're thinking, how can I learn to know myself, so that I find true love? Read on.
In the beginning of a relationship, everything’s intense: the passion, your feelings, and your increasing level of intimacy with your new partner. So how do you know if what you’ve got is the real deal or just a case of sex appeal?
In your love journey, you're going to meet many prospects. Some of whom you may have non-committal, fleeting encounters with. Some may be unrequited loves. Some may be cheats. Some may be toxic and abusive partners. On the other hand, some may be solid individuals with great personalities, great minds, and a genuine interest in you. But even when the love, passion, and commitment are there, it can be hard to tell whether or not this is it. My advice? Look out for these five signs that you're with someone who is marriage material:
New relationships are exciting. When you first fall in love, many of your thoughts and actions are consumed by your beloved. But of course, this intoxicating time is limited. Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to (at best) three years.