Perhaps you recently met someone who caught your interest, and you're hoping that with time you'll be able to discern if the relationship should move toward marriage. Even books on the subject of dating and marriage can convey a subtle expectation to keep moving forward: "Trust God," "differences are good," and "hey, nobody's perfect." All of that's true.You've identified the other person's strengths, but have also discovered some traits that leave you scratching your head. Well-meaning friends and relatives might be inquiring about your love life, wondering when you plan on taking "the plunge." Your own sense of loneliness and that God-given desire for connection can nudge you further in a relationship until the steps toward the altar just seem to get easier and easier. But with so many of them urging you toward marriage, it's wise to pause and ask yourself some questions that might prevent heartache down the road.Even for those who do experience some success online, their profiles often could use a lot of improvement.It's the best way to interact with others on the site.Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love.Our guests will provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more. Winifred Reilly is a marriage and family therapist, with a private practice in Berkeley, CA.
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In either case, you have probably found that many forces push you forward in your relationship. You need to decide what to do with this relationship; no other person can make that decision for you.
As a counselor, I've spoken with people who didn't take the time to think through their relationship.