New Relationship on the Horizon: Are You Ready for It? 💑
After a long time of being single, you meet someone you like and, soon enough, the butterflies in your stomach are back. Isn’t the familiar feeling of being in love a beautiful thing? But it also brings old feelings and bad memories back, which might make you wonder if you’re ready for a new relationship or if being single would be a better idea.
If that’s the case, we can help you! In this article, you’ll find out how you can tell if you are ready for a new partner. In addition, we’ll present the advantages of opting for or against a new relationship.
How can you tell if a new relationship would be good for you?
If you have doubts about being ready for a relationship, the following questions can help you get to the bottom of it.
Before you start, here’s a friendly reminder: listen to your feelings! They will tell you what’s right for you.
1 Do you long for a partner?
Do you want someone at your side whom you can trust, with whom you feel safe? Do you want to be able to laugh, have serious conversations and experience new adventures with someone? Do you want this person to be part of your life and you feel that you need physical closeness? If so, these are signs that a new relationship would do you good. Because it will bring you exactly what you want.
2 Is your last relationship really over?
Family, friends and psychologists are often of the opinion that after you have ended a relationship, you need time to fully come to terms with it. Otherwise, the next partnership is supposedly doomed to failure and you take old problems with you into the new relationship.
However, this is not necessarily the case, as American researchers found out in a study in 2007. The time you spend single after a relationship ends has no effect on how happy you will be in your new relationship. Amazing, isn’t it? Still, it’s helpful to ask yourself if you’re still hung up on your ex-partner.
3 Do you have the time for a new relationship?
Sounds unromantic, but it’s a question you should consider. After all, relationships thrive on the time spent together. If you work or study full-time, have several part-time jobs and time-consuming hobbies, consider whether there would be room in your schedule for a partner.
Are you willing to make time for a relationship? Because this is crucial to whether you can have one.
4 Are you thinking about him?
Now about the man you fell in love with: do you think about him when you are not with him? Do you long for him, would you like to spend more time with him and get to know him better? Then what we have already mentioned above counts here: listen to your heart! It is usually right.
5 What do you want for your future?
How do you imagine your near future? Do you want to fully concentrate on your career or is it also important to you to have a partner you can go through thick and thin with? If you see your future with someone who loves you and who you love, then a relationship is right for you.
New relationship vs. staying single
The questions above have helped you decide if you are ready for a new partner. Now let’s compare the advantages of staying single and being in a relationship.
- You can enjoy your independence: you decide how you spend your free time and don’t have to compromise on it.
- More time for other things: you can concentrate on your career, your hobbies and everything else that is important to you.
Entering into a relationship
- Closeness: you get the closeness you need and no longer feel lonely.
- Self-confidence: when you feel that someone loves you, you automatically become more self-confident.
- Growth: a relationship is always an opportunity to grow in itself. In dealing with your partner, there will always be situations in which you can grow. Of course, you also develop together as a couple.
- More happiness: you have the opportunity to be happier when you have a partner. People are not loners and most of them decide in the course of their lives to have a relationship because they need it and it makes them feel good.
Now you know how to tell if you are ready for a new relationship and are aware of the advantages of both options. However, dealing with the question is not everything. You will only know if you are really ready for a relationship if you give it a chance.
If you enter into a relationship, you have the chance to find the right person for you. If you don’t try, you will never know if he was the right one. Therefore, in our opinion, it is worth giving any relationship a chance if your heart tells you that it would be good for you!