Many individuals have preconceived notions of how their mates and relationships should be. What is most important is that the "notion" of how your mates and relationships are to be congeal with a model undermined with positive, optimal, healthy qualities. Did you know many people are likely to be more scrupulous about buying a house, car or furniture? When you ask them why, they will tell you that it is a major investment which you plan on having around for a great number of years. Now, I am in no way comparing humans to material objects, but I am saying that perhaps our selection process for choosing mates could be a little more scrupulous as well too!
In my book, I have a personalized inventory to relationships I invite readers to take. I invite you to look over the list and see how you answer these questions. Do you have an addictive personality when it comes to relationships? Do you think you might be "co-dependent"?

1) I need to be in a relationship to be happy. Marriage is the only way I feel complete.

TRUE    FALSE



2) I expect my partner to know me inside and out. That proves they really care about me.

TRUE    FALSE



3) I expect my mate to like my family and friends. They should if they really love me:

TRUE    FALSE



4) Women and men are very different. My partner should have the same ideologies about gender roles, gender identities and expectations as myself:

TRUE    FALSE


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