In one of my relationship sessions last week a client asked me how she was to know if her boyfriend was the right one for her. She was worried, as the relationship was getting more serious, that maybe he wouldn’t be the kind of partner she wanted for the rest of her life. He was kind, they had similar values but she felt like something was missing. It is a question that comes up frequently in my office, sometimes in fear of the future, and sometimes with grief over what someone has experienced, tolerated or prioritized in the past.
In doing some research, I came across an article by Clinton Power. He is a relationship therapist in Sydney Australia and writes some excellent blogs. He wrote an article recently about the 3 essential qualities to look for in a long-term romantic partner. In many ways I felt what he said was spot on, especially the second quality which I believe is one of the most important traits to possess if you want to have a successful long term relationship that withstands the test of time.
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