Giving someone a second chance isn't usually an easy decision. Even if that person has really hurt us, we're often so eager to make it work, that we overlook huge, glaring relationship incompatibilities
But if you're in a relationship, especially a long-term relationship, you need to make sure that all that time together doesn't affect who you are as a person, at least too much.
That spark when you first meet someone who you click with can be totally intoxicating, but you don't want the bond to form too quickly.
Because a little competition can feel sexy and fun, but if you're actually in competition all the time then it can destroy your relationship.
So how do you know if someone's a keeper? In part it's down to them being a good person, but it's also about them being the right fit for you.
Because talking about needing space in general is easy, but once it comes down to telling your partner that you need more space, things suddenly feel far more controversial.
How do you know when you should be taking that look and seeing if the relationship is really working out?
It's not easy, obviously — in large part because you probably don't want to believe that it would ever happen in your relationship the first place. But cheating does happen.
Any woman—or person—who’s seen their friends acknowledged and celebrated over and over for life choices they have no interest in making will understand the desire to mark her happy, whole, existence on her own.
It has to do a lot with not only marital problems or tension, but differing levels of marital tension between the partners.