So what's the secret to knowing whether or not a relationship works? That's unfortunately what everyone seems to believe. I blame the movies – all those "Happily Ever After" Disney cartoons and romantic comedies. Even when two people feel completely at home with each other, the fact remains that there is always a possibility that it may not work out.This isn't something that should discourage anyone from dating or from trying to make things work.Settle down early, and you might forgo the chance of a more perfect match later on.Wait too long to commit, and all the good ones might be gone.At the very least, you should be able to admit and accept when you know – or rather when the facts show – that it would never work in the long run.
The truth is that relationships really are about compromise. But love isn't able to hold a relationship together on its own. But figure out your acceptable level of perfectness and be happy.However, when we fall in love, our minds don't just see a person – we see the person that we perceive.When we're in love we don't just perceive the person that is in front of us, but what that person means to us. But when we first fall in love we overlook these truths and usually choose to ignore them all together. First off, if you're looking to spend your life with anyone, then you should firstly accept the fact that you're dating someone who comes with just as much baggage, just as many issues and just as many nasty habits as everyone else.You can figure out whether or not your relationship has a chance within the first three months by observing the person you are dating and being honest about what you see. Granted, you may not get to know the person well enough at first, but love is love – if you're in love, you're already exposed and vulnerable.When you're a couple in love your guards are down and you're willing to be more comfortable and open with each other – this is when you begin to truly get to know someone.Many times it does work out and you do end up spending the rest of your life with the one you love – it does happen. But the fact is that, statistically, there is always a possibility of the relationship running its course.