There comes a time in a person’s life when they know that they are tired of the games and the flirting, but need a serious committed relationship.
However, it goes beyond saying that you need a serious relationship; there are certain signs that can tell if you are actually ready for a serious relationship.
1. YOU’RE NOT GOING INTO A RELATIONSHIP FOR TRIVIAL REASONS
If the reason you’re looking for a committed relationship is because you are lonely or because everyone you know is in a relationship or for other trivial reasons then you aren’t really ready for a serious relationship. A serious and committed relationship requires more than just wanting to be in a relationship because others are in relationships; such relationships are already built on the wrong foundation.
2. YOU ARE TIRED OF CHEATING
You know you are ready for a serious relationship when your mentality has gone beyond cheating and having sex with multiple partners. A committed relationship requires faithfulness, and until you are ready to stop being that ‘cheating partner’ then you aren’t ready for a serious relationship.
3. YOUR CHOICE GOES BEYOND LOOKS
You know you are ready for a serious relationship when your interest in a partner and a relationship goes beyond their looks, facial features and body structure. Looks can be deceptive and is no guarantee for a successful relationship.
4. YOU ARE READY TO WORK ON YOURSELF
You cannot claim to be ready for a serious relationship when you have certain flaws that could destroy the relationship and you aren’t ready to do something about it. When you work on your flaws so that you can be a better partner then you know you’re ready for a serious relationship.
5. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
You are ready for a serious relationship when you know what you want from a partner and a relationship and not saying Yes or No to just anybody that comes your way.
6. YOU ARE READY TO MAKE IT WORK
It doesn’t end by thinking, feeling or saying you are ready for a serious relationship; it goes beyond that. For a relationship to work, it requires work and a certain input and not just being nonchalant.
7. YOU ARE READY TO COMPROMISE
Just like the previous tip stated, a serious relationship goes beyond just stating it. To be ready for a serious relationship, you ought to be ready to compromise certain things that can ruin the relationship and you ought to be willing to put your partner’s happiness at heart too.
8. YOU ARE OVER YOUR EX
You can’t still have an ex you are still into and want a serious relationship. To be in a serious relationship, your partner ought to feel comfortable and confident that they have a special and unrivalled place in your heart.
9. YOU LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES
To be ready for a committed for a committed relationship, you also ought to be ready to learn from earlier mistakes you have made in your former relationships. Making same mistakes over and over again signals that you aren’t ready.
10. EMOTIONALLY AVAILABLE
People want to be in a serious relationship but still guard their emotions; this would never work. To be ready for a serious relationship, you ought to be ready to love and be loved in return without holding anything back. When you hold back then you are withholding certain emotions your partner has a right to.
11. YOU AREN’T HIDING ANYTHING
When you still want to live in secrecy then you aren’t ready for a serious relationship. You shouldn’t hide things from your partner or be ashamed of certain things and keep it away from your partner. If your partner won’t accept you for it then it’s best not to be in such relationship.
Being ready for a serious relationship goes way beyond what you say or how you feel; it’s more about how you act and are willing to act.