Four ways to know if you’re settling for less than you deserve in romantic relationship

Farida Dawkins Sep 12, 2018 at 11:30am

September 12, 2018 at 11:30 am | Lifestyle

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 12, 2018 at 11:30 am | Lifestyle

A group of close friends…Inside Woman

What do my loved ones think?

Those closest to you that have your best interest at heart sometimes see things that you may turn a blind eye to.  Since we tend to gloss everything over in the beginning stages of a relationship, good and bad, our loved ones are great at challenging us to look at things with a necessary and critical eye.

You shouldn’t base your decisions solely on the opinion of others.

But like shared on Real Simple, “Relationship researchers have found that family and friends actually do a better job of predicting whether a relationship will work out—and a better job of rating a partner’s individual characteristics, like kindness—than the other person in the relationship. In statistics, we say that it takes three data points to make a trend. So ask a diverse group, “What do you really think?” Then aggregate the answers.”

Develop an informed determination as to why you want to continue the relationship. If not you may just be hanging on for all the wrong reasons.

 

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