Relationship Talk 8 ways to know you are ready for a relationship

Every so often, people ask them whether they are ready to try a new relationship with a clear mind and soul, and the answer is almost always no.

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Starting a new relationship is never easy. Overcoming the heartbreak and trauma of a past relationship makes us wonder if our hearts will be capable of love again. The thought of being bitten twice makes many women approach new relationships with a lot of caution, skepticism and fear.

Every so often, people ask them whether they are ready to try a new relationship with a clear mind and soul, and the answer is almost always no.

Before you accept any dates, here are some questions to ask yourself and statements to be sure of in order to avoid hurting yourself over again.

Am I ready to move?

Forgetting all those bittersweet memories linked to your ex-partner is an assurance you are over them and ready to move on. You must completely flush them out  of your system and start a new relationship on a clean slate.

I know what I what

Your past relationship might have ended in chaos because you failed to choose the right man who would adore, respect and love you wholeheartedly. Know your strengths and weaknesses and search for the man who can accommodate any mood swings of yours and help you attain the societal height you want to accomplish.

Knowing what you want gives you the firmness of conviction to enable you be selective in the kind of partner you chose.

I’m ready to make sacrifices

No relationship is without sacrifice, it is a way of showing your love and how far you can go at your own expense in order to make your partner happy in the maintenance of the relationship.

I love myself

Appreciating who or what you are readies you for a new relationship in a very fresh manner. Knowing and loving yourself inside out makes you confident to ignore any negative comments especially about your physique, skills and other conditions you might be facing. What you know and accept about yourself can never be used to psychologically torture you.

I feel better alone

Acknowledging that you feel great on your own is a good sign that you are ready for a new relationship. True fulfillment and satisfaction comes from within. Be sure you are entering into a new relationship not because you need someone to be with you, because that exposes you to dependence.

I’m not afraid to take risks

The path of love is not always coated with chocolates and roses. Wear your emotional helmet to accept the inevitable risks that may heavily drop from the skies. There is no guarantee of a smooth relationship, there are always ups and downs, people change, circumstances change. Be ready to face them.

I’m ready to accept my partner as they are

Don’t ever think you can mould people to suit your preference once you are in a relationship with them. In a healthy relationship, partners motivate each other to develop a better version of themselves and not necessarily change their nature. Changing someone is largely unrealistic, and when it rarely happens, it ruins things because the person who has been changed becomes lost in internal conflict.

I’m ready to move out of my comfort zone

Love is a beautiful feeling and knows no boundaries. Serious romantic relationships often require that you step out of your comfort zone and bend your personal rules. You will need to keep an open mind and expand that comfort box that you have been living in. Relationships are about making compromises and going out of your way.

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