Retaining many of these unrealistic expectations can make any potential partner seem inadequate and any new relationship feel disappointing. Even if certain traits seem crucially important at first, over time you'll often find that you've been needlessly limiting your choices.
For example, it may be more important to find someone who is: Needs are different than wants in that needs are those things that matter to you most, such as values, ambitions, or goals in life.
Fact: Conflict doesn’t have to be negative or destructive.
With the right resolution skills, conflict can also be an opportunity for growth in a relationship.
You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past.
Myth: I didn’t feel close to my parents, so intimacy is always going to be uncomfortable for me.
Fact: It’s never too late to change any pattern of behavior.
Life as a single person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet moments of solitude.
However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also be frustrating.