3 Things You Must Know To Be Successful In Love

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It's much simpler than you think.

Have you ever experienced a love relationship that felt like you were trying really hard to make it work while getting no where?

It feels like you have been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole!

Perhaps you’ve kept trying to make it fit for years, until one day you woke up and realized something has got to give!

The message from your trusted source came through loud and clear telling you to STOP giving in and settling for less than you deserve in your love life.

Sometimes we are in a relationship that just isn’t compatible to who we are at our core. We can easily fall into this 'relationship trap' because we all want to adored and feel loved by someone special.

I have personally struggled in romantic relationships. I tried to fit that square peg into a round hole one too many times. I engaged in one toxic, negative, stuck relationship after another.

I just couldn’t seem to get it right and believe me — I tried, but I tried all the wrong things.

It wasn’t until my heart finally hurt enough that I became motivated and determined to understand what in the heck had gone wrong and finally get clear about what I needed to know to have a successful love relationship.

Here are 3 things you MUST know to have success in love:

1. Predictability

You must know how to predict if your relationship will fail BEFORE you make a long term commitment. Each person must have their relationship criteria met. This will be the best predication of a relationship lasting long-term.

 2. Know what makes you happy.

You must know what you need in a relationship. When your needs go unmet you become unhappy in your relationship and you begin to have relationship issues that don't seem to ever get resolved.

3. Know how to have fun together. 

It is important to a successful relationship to have fun together. Knowing what you want in your relationship is the prerequisite for having fun together. Those who play together, stay together!

A relationship would be boring without the ability to have fun together, whether it’s playing tennis, going camping, listening to music, reading silently next to each other, or going skydiving together.

To be successful in love you must have predictability, your needs met, and the ability to have fun together!

Teena Evert, LMFT, LAC is a relationship coach who supports single women who desire an authentic partnership, but struggle with dating, attracting the right man and cultivating a healthy and fulfilling love life that lasts. Be sure to download her Top 10 Tips To Survive Being Single, When What You Want Most Is To Be In Love!

This article was originally published at Ignite Love Now. Reprinted with permission from the author.