Step #3: Don't assume all men and woman are created equal
When you're done licking your wounds from your relationship, you are typically left with memories of your last partner. Many people will paint all new partners with the same brush, and make assumptions that this person is going to be JUST like the last person. Don't all new relationships start off like a Fairy Tale novel? You're the princess, and he's the Knight in shining armour. You can find no fault in anything from your partner in the early stages of dating. But then, at some point, because we're all human, he'll show up 15 minutes late for that event, or he didn't call you before he went to bed, and you're automatically thinking "AH-HA!" I knew it! He's just like they all are. Let's face it, we're not perfect, and we will be guilty of showing our imperfections during the course of a relationship. Having said that, it doesn't mean that at the first sign of trouble, that your partner is EXACTLY like the last guy. You don't want to set yourself up for failure in your mind, by giving your partner an attitude because the last guy in your life hurt you. The common denominator in ALL of your relationships is YOU. So whoever the new parnter is in your life, well their DIFFERENT. Be careful not to create problems that don't exist or to make unfair accusations based on your past relationships.
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