Ask yourself a question:
“Am I genuinely ready to fall in with someone else, or am I just lonely? ”
It’s a simple question, but a very important one. It’s possible to fall in love before you are ready, but I feel like a lot of us are frantically searching for it.
After my last relationship ended, I was forced to sit back and take a long look at myself. There were situations that could have turned out differently if I had a different mindset. I don’t have any regrets, but I also have a lot of things I needed to change to reap the benefits of a healthy, happy relationship.
In order to be a part of a good relationship, you have to be 150% confident and happy with yourself. To enter a relationship because you’re lonely only cheats you and the other party. You have to be all in and prepared to give 100% to your union. Anything less is just a setup for failure.
Currently, I’m in no hurry to be with anyone nor do I have interest in being in a long-term situation until I know it’s worth it. This mentality saves me a lot of time and heartache. In the past, I’ve lost myself in relationships and friendships. My refusal to repeat the past is unwavering.
I’m an advocate for being single as long as possible until you feel truly prepared to take the plunge. Don’t cheat yourself. Treat yourself to a word full of possibilities.
Being in love is more than just a feeling. Becoming one unit with another party involves trust, transparent communication, and integrity among other things. Don’t cheat yourself by jumping into a relationship before you’re ready. Everyone gets lonely, but how lonely can you be if you’re busy prospering?