They’re aware of and accept their partner’s ‘quirks’, and deeply respect and like who they’re with. It takes courage to take a no-holds barred, clear-eyed look at your relationship.Each person has room to grow as an individual, and their partner understands this will enhance the relationship. To pay attention to your own feelings and authentic inner voice and give them credence.
Your friends have strong opinions on what you should do and freely share them with you. And when we feel joy, quiet calm, free, happy, content, and pleased or thrilled, we can also know instantaneously something is exactly right.
The challenge in relationships is that each day and with each interaction there is the potential for our feelings to shift up or down.
While it may be fun now, it is getting worrying...will it slow down. It is no fun to be involved in a relationship with an alcoholic.
You start to wonder whether your date has a drinking problem or worse, is an alcoholic. It is better to know before you get too involved, whether your prospective partner is drink dependent. If you think that you may be dating an alcoholic then there are certain signs that you can look for in their behavior. Yes, in an ideal world you would say thank you but no thank you.
Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood on June 21, 2012 Sources Michael Perelman, Ph D.
Sex and Marital Therapist, Co-director, Human Sexuality Program, Clinical Assoc.
Your decision isn’t as straightforward as it might be if your partner was an abuser of some kind, but they’re really a good person. As humans, we have a built-in feedback mechanism — an inner GPS — that allows us to determine at any moment in time where we are.
You’re just not happy in the relationship or who you are when you’re with your partner. This feedback mechanism — our feelings — works without batteries, is always accurate, and operates completely without human assistance. When we feel negative emotion — sad, discouraged, uptight, frustrated, angry, or dissatisfied — we can know instantaneously that something isn’t right.
List the qualities and characteristics you most want in a partner, and how you want to feel.