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    Don’t Settle For Good Enough In Your Love Life

    Don't Settle For Good Enough In Your Love Life

    It doesn’t matter what area of life we are speaking of, you should never settle for less—and good enough is less. One of the challenges is that we don’t always spot good enough in our relationships. These tips will help.

    Consider What Is Familiar

    Many of us subconsciously select partners that have the same dynamic our parents did with the person they married or people they dated. Or, we choose partners who treat us the same way our parents did. Even if these relationships aren’t healthy the behavior is familiar, we know what to do with it. Consider if you are trapped in a generational cycle of repetition and if you are work on breaking free.

    Ask A Trusted Friend

    We’ve all been there, with a friend who is dating someone who treats them terribly. Or our friend treats their partner terribly. Or they are dating a wonderful person, but something’s just not right. Unless the behavior is dangerous most of our friends won’t say a word. So, identify one or two trusted friends, mentors, or advisors and ask them for their honest opinion. Their answer should not be a quick yes or no and is not about whether they like your partner or would date them. Instead, you want specific examples of what they see in your partnership in terms of happiness and compatibility.

    Last but not least, don’t count out couples counseling, which can be done solo as you work through what your short and long-term relationship goals are.

  • Daytime Date Ideas
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    Fun Daytime Date Ideas

    If your relationship is new and you want to bypass the stress of an evening date, or you simply want to spend a day doing something fun together these daytime date…

  • Relationship Cycling
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    How Relationship Cycling Is Holding You Back

    Relationship cycling refers to the on-again, off-again relationships that we sometimes get stuck in. This doesn’t refer to someone you have broken up with once, or maybe twice. But if you…

  • Your Partner Isn't A Mind Reader
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    Your Partner Can’t Read Your Mind

    Much of the tension and arguments between couples is due to a lack of communication. While it’s nice to think that your partner should know you well enough to know what…

  • What To Talk About On Your First Date
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    What To Talk About On Your First Date

    Almost everyone gets nervous on a first date and sometimes this nervousness leads to awkward pauses in conversation. You already know that you should try to relax and just be yourself,…

  • Snap Out Of Your Relationship Rut
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    How To Snap Out Of Your Relationship Rut

    It doesn’t matter how perfectly matched you are every relationship will have its highs and lows. Sometimes it takes a few months to notice you are in a relationship rut but…