7 Signs You're Mistaking Compatibility For Love
When you're in love, you should be comfortable to reveal your good and not-so-great emotions.
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A relationship based on compatibility can make you feel safe and content. Relying on that feeling can become a problem if you become too dependant on your partner.
If you can only describe your relationship as nice, but it lacks the spark of attraction, it may be difficult to be happy in the long-term.
Some people fall in love with someone they never thought would be a good fit.
Be open to date outside of your 'type'. Try and find someone that surprises or challenge you.
If you find a list of flaws in your partner that you want to change, you may be focussed on compatibility.
Love is comfortable in accepting your partner without thinking of ways to change them.
When you are in love, you won't constantly think about what your current relationship is lacking.
If you continually feel that your relationship is missing something, you may need to go find someone who behaves in the way you desire.
You may have similar views and enjoy doing fun activities together, but this may not be enough to hold your relationship together in the long run.
It is also important to be romantically compatible.
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If you find it difficult to share your past experiences, ask yourself why you are reluctant to open up. Getting to the root of the reluctance is key.
Before you talk to your partner about something difficult, find the right words to express it first. Until you can verbalize it, it remains unknown to you and to your partner.
If you do not feel safe enough to talk through these issues, consider journaling, or talking with a counsellor until you are clear about how you are feeling.
When you decide to open up, start by taking small steps to test the waters first.
The more you practice and see that you can do it, the easier it will get for you to open up.
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Don't judge someone by the information they put in an online profile. They may look like a perfect fit, but lack the chemistry when you finally meet in person.
Similarly, it can be easy to write someone off because your ideals don't match on paper. Who's to know if you won't have chemistry in real life?