5 Critical Elements To Indicate If Someone’s The Right One For You

Jennifer Thompson
3 min readApr 10

We all hope we find a love that feeds our souls.

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Determining whether someone is “the right” person for you depends on various factors, including your preferences, values, and goals. Here are some things to consider when trying to assess whether someone is the right person for you:

1. Shared values

Shared values with your partner are important, as it helps build a strong foundation for a healthy relationship. Discuss important topics like money, family, religion, politics, and personal beliefs, and see if you share similar views.

2. Open Communication

Open communication is crucial in any relationship. Please pay attention to how well you communicate with the person, expressing your feelings and listening to theirs. If you can communicate openly and honestly with each other, it’s a good sign that you’re a good match.

Misunderstandings are part and parcel of any relationship, but your capacity to resolve disagreements is paramount in building a relationship.

3. Compatability

Consider whether you’re compatible with the person regarding personality, lifestyle, and interests. Are you able to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together?

4. Trust

Trust is foundational to any healthy relationship. Do you feel like you can trust the person, and do they trust you?

Trust is something that is built over time. When your trust is betrayed, rebuilding takes a lot of effort. Be clear about your boundaries and what constitutes a betrayal.

5. Shared Vision

Discuss your future goals and see if they align with each other. Are you both looking for similar things, such as marriage, children, or career advancement?

Are you both on the same page? Relationships require compromise, but there are areas where compromise is not possible such as having children. One of you may want children, and the other does not.

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Jennifer Thompson