Dating is one of the wonderful phases in one's life and a time everyone looks forward to. Its is a feeling of excitement, growing up, independent, wanted, feeling special and loved all mingled in one. During the time of dating, you get to know your partner better, and quite often it leads to a mutual strong relationship that leads to marriage. It is not always perfect, as when you get to know your partner you tend to find out each other's strengths and weaknesses. Thus it requires a lot of understanding. In every relationship there is bound to be differences, and if it is not properly handled, it could lead to a break-down in the relationships. What are the core issues in dating?
Being honest and truthful about your self is very important when dating. Quite often people paint a different picture to impress his/her partner, and with time when one gets to know the truth it creates problems and misunderstanding. When a girl or a boy get into a relationship, there is in-built trust towards the partner, and if found lying, no matter how hard you may try to rectify and put things right, you feel let down. Be yourself, and avoid undue problems by trying to be someone else.
Another common factor that couples face is taking your partner for granted. With time some feel that once the relationship is established, they could do and say what they please. Respect your partner from the beginning and make him/her feel special. This is important when married too, and if this is cultivated from the time you start dating, you are sure to have a wonderful life together.
Couples quite often end their relationship if they feel that they are rushed into marriage. Some get involved mostly looking for companionship, and thereby try to rush his/her partner into a life-long commitment. When love is the key to any relationship, this could lead to problems in their courtship.
Past relationships play an important role in a person's life, unless you move out of it completely. Letting your partner know about these things could avoid misunderstanding. One must keep in mind when starting off a new relationship that the past is over and done with. Getting involved just to get your previous partner out of your life, or take away the memories will create more issues. Remember it is not worth worrying about your past if you have been let down move forward in life for a better tomorrow.
In any relationship there will be problems and misunderstandings. Thus it is important for the couple to be aware that the resolution of a conflict requires a willingness to forgive. Understanding your partner and loving him/her for who she/he will strengthen a relationship. No two people are identical, but if you are a 'Giver' and not only a 'Receiver', whatever obstacle that comes your way, you will be able to overcome.