One of the joys of being human is that we don’t have to be perfect to be one of the good ones. It’s no accident that they choose those who are open-hearted, generous and willing to work hard for a relationship. Being open to the world is a great thing to be – it’s wonderful – but when you’re open to the world you’re also open to the poison that spills from it.
At some point we’ll all make stupid decisions, hurt the people we love, say things that are hard to take back, and push too hard to get our way. With two non-toxic people this is the foundation for something wonderful, but when toxic behaviour is involved it’s only a matter of time before that open heart becomes a broken one. You can only change the things that are open to your influence and toxic people will never be one of them. One of the things that makes a difference is the people you hold close.
Life doesn't present too many opportunities to cry to sad movies, wear sweatpants for days on end, and sleep all day.
Don't beat yourself up; ride that emotional roller coaster. Stop letting others steal your magic." —casalena "You don't need to reinvent yourself, but you do need to make healthy choices.
If you’re struggling with this, here’s a short list to help you go from a casual date to a serious mate (so lame, I know).
1) Be Independent Some “experts” say you should act unavailable.
How exactly do you go from dating someone casually to having a serious relationship with them? What qualities made you want to get serious with your date? Being self-aware of how others perceive you is a huge advantage in dating and relationships.
To make yourself a better partner, think about your past relationships.
The real task is knowing that window when you see it.
You may not be able to help falling for someone, but you can help letting him or her know too early.
Other times you really like someone and it doesn’t work out, and you’ve probably wondered if there was anything you could’ve done differently.
Most of us have experienced a serious relationship by accident, usually when we really like the person we’re dating and it just naturally develops into something more.
There's a narrow window of time that relies heavily on those involved.