Can’t Decide Whether to Stay or Go? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

August 23, 2012  |  
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How many people have you dated?

If you haven’t dated many, then your inkling that you need to experience life single is probably correct: you have no idea what is out there. You don’t know if this is as good as it gets, or if it could be much better. And if you don’t go find out, you’ll spend your entire life wondering. But, if you have dated many people, and you’ve learned a lot about what you want and what works for you, you can answer this question pretty accurately: “Is my partner a good fit for me?” Compatibility in the long run is more important than chemistry. Chemistry you can find over two cocktails and a hot guy. But compatibility is what makes you grow a deep and genuine love for someone. Find someone that things are so hot with but over time, if you’re not compatible, you will drive each other nuts. So write up a list. Put down traits that are important to you and put a plus or minus next to each depending on whether or not your partner meets them. If it’s high on the plus side, stick around for a while. This could just be a phase.

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