“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~Carl Jung Often when people want a new relationship, they either look for someone to complete them or they imagine sharing their life with someone just like them.

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Over time and as two people fall into a routine, if the relationship isn’t tended to on a daily basis, the couple will lose sight of the relationship and of each other.

Careers, children, and day-to-day responsibilities take the lead and the relationship falls to the wayside.

Instead of being committed to a relationship no matter the cost, each person should have a commitment to growth as an individual, as a couple, as a community.

We are a wonderful addition to another’s life, but not the foundation on which it is built.

I stopped looking for “the one” after a two-year relationship ended, which I had believed was the one.

I decided to turn my attention inward—to get to know and accept myself, to heal past wounds, and to explore and develop new parts of myself.You may have given marriage a shot already, and are now single again and getting back in the game to find the real love of your life.Perhaps you have never been married, are getting older and have a heart-felt desire to be a happily married lady.In my experience, finding your soul mate requires a different, far more soul-enriching approach.Here are six steps that worked for me: This may sound counterintuitive, but it’s exactly how I met my husband.You may have tried Internet dating, clubs, yoga, the gym, blind dates, and even one of those high-end matchmaking services. And, when you do actually start dating someone, everything seems so great at first and you get so hopeful, but then a few months down the line, things crash and burn.