Sharing the Good Times

Some surprises in life can be good ones, and the attitude of a partner at this time can signify they are the right person for...


Reaching a Compromise

Differences between people are often what keep a relationship interesting, but they can also create issues. One person might have a passion for short vacations,...


Understanding Family Relationships

People raised within a family will have behaviours and outlooks that are often deeply ingrained. They may seem strange to a relationship partner, but a...


A Difficult Decision

Every person has times when life tosses them a lemon, and it can be a large one. For those suddenly facing a difficult decision, a...

Singles may go through many relationships before they find a partner they want for a lifetime. This is a normal facet of dating, and it should be noted that not every potential partner will be the right one. For those who find they are continually coming out of bad relationships, dating can become a discouraging search. A person could find they are doing well with every date until the relationship begins to turn serious.

People are often interested in continuing to date a person at first because each of them are on their best behaviour. Relationships break down when they become serious because their normal habits are eventually evident. When this occurs, recognizing a good relationship has several facets that a person should take into account. How they feel about the other person’s habits, whether or not there is support during difficulties, and how well the couple can compromise are all ways to measure this metric.