If they aren’t threatened or annoyed by your flowing emotional state, high five yourself. There are certainly other things that will meet your partner criteria list, but these are a few golden standards to consider.
Don’t waste your time on someone who’s only half in, or not in at all.
Here are a few things to consider to help you decide: If you’re still wondering if you should text or not, or if they take a day or two to return a call… If they can live with you wanting to text whenever, and you can feel comfortable texting them at any hour of the day, you’re golden. When you’re in a crisis or just having a bad day, can they put their needs aside to support you? A great relationship should feel like your refuge and your foundation, the place you can return to when the world around you falls apart.
At some point, you cross over the line from the anxiety of dating to the security of a relationship where communication is expected and accepted. If they’ve got a knack for being there for you, they’re definitely worth it. If you don’t have trust, it becomes impossible to grow into a committed relationship. Dependability and consistency are characteristics of a trustworthy person. If someone talks a good talk, but doesn’t walk the walk, it is a sign that they’re not worth trusting.
A partner who is stable in their presence, and comfortable with their own and other’s emotions is most definitely a keeper.
And trust that there are plenty of possibilities out there waiting for you if this one isn’t measuring up to your standards. Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC is a love & dating coach and a Licensed Professional Counselor from Denver, CO.
More importantly, she’s a human being who strives to live an authentic life, by being real, raw, and unafraid to express her truth.
Read why they can make the BEST partners and decide for yourself. They’re afraid of commitment and just want to be single.
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