Ask the important questions -- about values, money, children, religion/spirituality, past relationships.
If you are afraid to be forthright in your questions, then the fear itself is letting you know that your fear of rejection may be in charge -- which means you have more inner work to do.
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Instead of focusing on what you don't like and trying to change your partner with judgment, appreciate what is wonderful about him/her. This doesn't mean avoiding problems, as it is vital to learn from the difficulties but being judgmental is detrimental to love.
Do the inner work you need to do to be happy on your own. If you don’t take responsibility for your life and feelings or often judge and harm yourself, you will meet someone who is also abandoning themselves in various ways.
We meet each other at our common level of self-abandonment or health, so do the work you need to do to feel happy, peaceful and full of love inside.
For a sexual relationship to be deeply satisfying on the physical as well as on the emotional level, there needs to be deep caring and connection.
It’s important to distinguish the euphoria of infatuation from love, the latter only comes over time. Beware of those who want to rush things as it is often a sign of neediness and narcissism.
Much can be learned from how you each deal with conflict, and avoiding it keeps you from that knowledge.
An inability to resolve conflict is a major reason why in-love feelings fade away.
For many people, the fear of rejection and the fear of engulfment keep them out of relationships.
These fears are based on false beliefs, such as success or failure defines my worth as a person.
Many couples have reached a cozy state of companionship. The humdrumness of life affects the long-term relationship.
It is not uncommon to lose the 'fire' and is unrealistic to expect consistency.
Though love, sex, and intimacy do fluctuate over our lifetimes, there are several possible ways to reconnect with your partner and rekindle the relationship.
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