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Most of the time, we bring people into our lives that ultimately don’t last mostly because we don’t know what suits us. It doesn’t help that we live in a culture that discourages us to be by ourselves, become self-aware and discover our own identity.

Being self-aware means knowing yourself, your likes and dislikes. Being self-aware helps you recognize the things you value, your boundaries, feelings, and those things I like to call non-negotiables.

Non-negotiables are those things in life you determine you absolutely will or will not tolerate. If you know that a non-negotiable for you is having children, it wouldn’t suit you to enter into a long-term relationship with someone who adamantly doesn’t want children.

A great way to build self-awareness is to spend time alone. However, our culture has instilled a fear of being alone in each of us, so we settle for bad company as opposed to no company at all. You go on a date with someone you don’t like, someone who repels you, just because you don’t want to be home alone on a Friday night.

If you don’t know any of those things, you’re vulnerable to falling into a momentum trap in a relationship, talking rings, covenant, and marriage.

Relationship Builder Action Step: Singles: Block off regular time weekly with yourself—a date night with yourself¬¬—and use that as a chance to determine your non-negotiables and evaluate your progress towards your life’s goals.


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