Relationships are hard and there is not a right way or wrong way to be in one. I know I am no shining example of relationship bliss but I have had my successes and from those I have learned some important tricks to connecting to people wholly and positively. Here is the best relationship advice I can share so far.
The most important thing is to know who you are at your core–get to know yourself.
What are you about? What do you like and love? What do you struggle with? What are you willing to compromise? What will you absolutely not stand for? Is this relationship something you want to work for or not? What will you put up with and what will not fly? All of these questions are the types of questions you should be able to answer about yourself.
It takes time. This is not a one-time-and-you-know kind of situation but rather a trial and error, learn-as-you-go life lesson.
We are not born with the knowledge about how to be great in a relationship and it’s OK if it takes multiple tries to figure out who you are.
What matters is that you are trying!
Once you know who you are, you can relate to another person without worrying about yourself because you already know who you are. You can relate with ease and feel confident in your relationships. You know if the relationship is right for you or wrong for you and you are comfortable acting on your feelings.
Get to know yourself and your world will open up really positively.
I encourage you to try learning who you are in your daily life. Stop and pay attention to how you react to the things around you. How do you feel about events that happen? How do you respond and relate to other people? What do you like and dislike?
Pay attention and good luck!