Fete Lifestyle Magazine February 2021 - Reality/Realness Issue | Page 47

You need to meet in the middle and adjust your thinking to come together with that other person. Nothing is black and white and being narrowminded and ridged in your thinking will not help you keep loved ones in your life. You need to be open minded and accepting that everyone might not think the way you do, just like in a relationship with a friend or family member. There needs to be compromise and coming together while attempting to put yourself in the other

persons shoes by thinking about, how would you feel. I know with age we can get stubborn and stuck in our ways. We do need to do our best to understand other people’s concerns. We may have miss communications and disagreements, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road. Working on things and growing into a strong

place can make us feel more confident in the relationship. No relationship is easy, why would a romantic one be any different?

If you are single and dating give someone a chance, don’t write them off after one date. If someone is interested and pursuing you, then give them a shot. So many times I have seen relationships flourish even after a bad first date. People grow on you and they start to open themselves up and break out of their shell. Sometimes it takes some time to peel back the layers and get to know someone on a deeper level.

When you are dating make a friend with everyone you meet. Have a good positive attitude and it will draw people to you. Try to let people into your life and show them the real you. Be open and generous of your time and energy showing

someone you care and are thinking of them. Do not play games. If you like someone tell them. If you want to see them tell them. Don’t make anyone read your mind. Be open and proactive about your life and who you want to be a part of it.

Be in a good place emotionally when looking to find “the one”. You should not need to be with someone to make you feel complete. Fill your life with friends, family, loved ones, adventures and fun. Be open minded to all possibilities, trying new things and put yourself out there in different ways to meet likeminded people. Sending love, happiness, and health.