If you are not capable of giving and receiving some of the basics in a relationship, maybe it is not time for you to be in one. No one is forcing you to be in a relationship. I hear people complain about significant others, but the real issues lie within yourself. Don’t let society, family, or friends force you into romantic relationships. You should enjoy being in a relationship.
Relationship essentials include:
- Quality time
- Ongoing participation
Stop blaming other people; according to many studies we are drawn to people who have similar attributes and attitudes as us. “People choose mates whose self-esteem matches their own.” Page PhD
Some alternatives to relationships include casual dating or getting to know people through friendships first.