When it comes to dating, it can seem there is no specific order in which to get into a relationship or when it’s time to break up and make way for another person. Often, an attraction will be so strong that it leads to a passionate match. But then it can be hard to see past your feelings. It also can be difficult for other people to recognize that someone is in love, which causes a lot of confusion. But you can get clarity by taking the time to recognize what you really want from life. What do you want to do with your life now and in the future?
Once you know what you want out of your life, you will know when it’s time to step back and let other people try to save you. At the beginning of a relationship, you are looking for a complete connection with that person. But in order to do this, it is important to recognize your own fears and be honest about the potential future you both want.
It’s important to keep an open mind, but not to allow your fears and insecurities to control you. Use your own expectations and curiosity to get to know someone from their perspective, not only yours. Sharing stories and ideas in a casual way can give you a taste of what kind of person that person is.
Because you will want to show a person what you really want in life, you will want to focus on your own needs. You will want to be happy, healthy and well cared for. So, don’t expect that person to be perfect in all aspects. Make allowances for differences in needs and expectations. Try different relationships, and live in hope that one day you will meet someone to share your life with.