When we start looking for a long-term partner or enter into a romantic relationship, many of us do so with a predetermined set of (often unrealistic) expectations—such as how the person should look and behave, how the relationship should progress, and the roles each partner should fulfill.
These expectations may be based on your family history, influence of your peer group, your past experiences, or even ideals portrayed in movies and TV shows. Wants include things like occupation, intellect, and physical attributes such as height, weight, and hair color.
Or maybe you're not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don't feel confident enough.
Whatever the case may be, you can overcome your obstacles and find a healthy romantic relationship.
For many of us, our emotional baggage can make finding the right romantic partner a difficult journey.
Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists.
Retaining many of these unrealistic expectations can make any potential partner seem inadequate and any new relationship feel disappointing. Even if certain traits seem crucially important at first, over time you'll often find that you've been needlessly limiting your choices.
Emotions can change and deepen over time, and friends sometimes become lovers—if you give those relationships a chance to develop. Fact: Women and men feel similar things but sometimes express their feelings differently, often according to society’s conventions.Myth: I didn’t feel close to my parents, so intimacy is always going to be uncomfortable for me.Fact: It’s never too late to change any pattern of behavior.Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don't know how to make a relationship last.You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past.