In a world where we hesitate to commit to a 2-year cell phone plan, where we have 60-day return policies on our electronics, no-hassle return policies on our shoes, clothing, eyewear, and even vehicle purchases, no wonder choosing a life partner is daunting – there’s absolutely no room for buyer’s remorse.
Check any of the following qualities that apply to your current relationship. If you marked less than half of the questions on the list, you might want to reconsider buying any concerts tickets together for the new year:
_You are proud of your partner and enjoy introducing them to your acquaintances.
_You look forward to spending time with your partner.
_Your partner makes you laugh.
_ Your partner never belittles you in front of others, or when you are alone.
_ Your partner listens to what you have to say.
_ Your partner is close to their family.
_ Your partner would make a good parent.
_ Your partner doesn’t mind you taking part in activities apart from them.
_ You respect your partner’s views, even if you do not share the same opinion.
_ You never have to make excuses for your partner’s behaviour.
_ You can relax and be yourself with your partner.
_ You never think about what it would be like to be with someone else.
Remember that relationships don’t come with a money-back guarantee! Recognizing a good potential romantic partner means paying attention to the common sense warning signs, and more importantly: setting your own relationship standards.
*What do you think are the characteristics of a good romantic partner? Was there anything you would have added to the checklist?