But if fear takes over and you choose a mate based on fear, it's not a relationship based on mutual understanding and trust.
Accepting flaws, opinions, lifestyles, and idiosyncrasies is mutual. If you're pretending to be someone else to escape a breakup, that's a warning indicator.
It's natural to talk about other things with family—you have to catch up. If you're avoiding it, explore it.
Counseling can keep couples together. It may indicate that you should be apart and are settling.
Relationships often follow our hearts.I encourage my clients to explore their gut instincts and feelings. We examine their gut reactions.
Not for everyone. Even happy couples always claim kids as a reason to stay together. It's a sign of settling and hurts youngsters.
Relationships require compromise and sacrifice. If it's a chronic behavior and you're always doing it.
It's excellent to want a baby, to grow old with someone, or to buy a home with someone.
Mutual understanding is lost if this isn't possible. In a relationship that avoids intimacy and vulnerability.
Anyone in a relationship wishes their partner would change, but if you enter a relationship hoping your partner will change, you aren't accepting them as they are.