8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Committing To A Relationship

Relationships are one of the most meaningful parts of our lives – it provides a sort of fulfillment that is beyond ourselves. We all want to find that special person to make memories with, maybe even to spend the rest of our lives with. Finding someone who you feel is worth it can be tough, and once you find that person, it’s hard not to jump right in. Before starting a new relationship, ask yourself these eight questions to ensure that it’s a good, healthy fit.

1. Am I ready?

This is one of the most important questions you should ask yourself. Maybe you’re still healing from your last break up or don’t have the time to dedicate to a romantic relationship right now – it happens. Not truly being ready will likely end up hurting you and your partner in the end.

2. Do I really know this person?

Maybe you guys have been dating for a while so you feel like you know that person inside out. It doesn’t matter how many dates you’ve been on, they are still things this person might be hiding from you. Ask yourself – Do you know about his family? What are your partner’s goals in life? If you can’t answer questions like these, maybe you need to have a serious conversation.

3. Am I attracted to more than just this person’s looks?

A cute face and a nice smile will always give you butterflies, but does that face have the personality to back it up? You don’t want to date someone with good looks if they lack other attributes. Besides, looks fade.

4. Does this person appreciate me for who I am?

The person are pursuing must appreciate you for the person that you are. If they’re trying to change you and it’s not in a positive way or you feel like you can’t be completely yourself, then maybe you need to reconsider trying to make things serious with this person.

5. Do I see a future with this person?

I can’t speak for all, but I know that before I jump into a relationship, I look at a potential boyfriend as a potential husband as well. Before you make your decision think about your future, sit and think, “Can I see myself being the wife/husband of him/her?” It doesn’t hurt to plan for the future.

6. Does this person challenge me to be better?

This is different from changing you. A good partner doesn’t hinder you from achieving, he/she pushes you to accomplish your goals. In fact, he/she encourages you to try to be the best possible version of yourself.

7. Is this person goal-oriented?

You don’t want to settle for someone who has no goals. Being someone who is trying to achieve their goals and dating someone who has absolutely no goals is a bad idea – all that person will do is bring you down.

8. Can I trust this person?

Trust is the most important aspect of any relationship. Without trust, there is no worthy relationship.

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