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1. Do you share similar ethics, values, and morals? 2. Do you find it easy to talk to one another and can you talk freely about almost anything? 3. Do you enjoy time you spend with one another, regardless of activity? 4. Do you enjoy even most mundane activities when you are together, simply because you ARE together? 5. Do you have a genuine concern for happiness, safety, and well-being of other person? 6. Are you able to work out any differences you may have with this person to satisfaction of both of you? 7. When disagreements arise, are you able to discuss them openly and frankly without losing your temper? 8. Do you find yourself longing for this person's presence in your life in terms other than a sexual relationship? In other words, do you feel a need simply to be with that person and spend time with them even without having sex? 9. Can you laugh together and at one another, share jokes, and generally have fun together? 10. Does spending time with this person make you feel good about yourself? 11. Does this person give you a heightened sense of self-confidence and vitality? 12. Can you look at this person even when they are at their worst in their physical appearance (such as when they are sick) and not feel repulsed? 13. Do you share a strong mutual respect for one another? 14. Are you willing and able to share both good times and bad with this person and work through life's ups and downs together as a team?
There is a very fine line between lust and love because two of them are closely related. Being able to tell difference can save you from wasting your time pursuing an unhealthy relationship which is doomed to eventual failure.
If your long-term goal is to seek out a partner with whom you can build a solid, lifetime commitment, knowing difference between lust and love is an essential and vital skill you'll want to master. Learning to accept a relationship for what it really is can mean difference between a broken heart and a happy, fulfilling, lifetime of bliss with your partner.
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About the Author Deborah Willis is the author of ATTRACT WOMEN -- The Average Man's Guide to Attracting, Dating, Loving, and Maintaining Relationships with Women. For more information visit http://moonshadowmarketing.com/attractwomen.htm This article may be freely reprinted as long as the article resource is left intact and there is a live link to the author's web site.