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  1. J | thenellybean says

    I think relationships are such valuable experiences that teach us so much about ourselves, like the beliefs and ideals that really matter to us, and the things we can’t compromise on. A dating no-no for me has always been lack of honesty. I can’t stand someone who doesn’t share with me, and I eventually end up finding about things from another source. It’s just such a turn off and creates trust issues from the very start, which is no way to start a relationship. Interesting read! x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! Honesty has to be a priority in a relationship for me as well. I can overlook silly exaggerations very early on (like pretending they go to the gym 5 times a week instead of 3), but otherwise, part of a relationship is having a person who you can share anything with. x

  2. thelonelyauthorblog says

    Interesting article LauraJ. I am on the opposite end of the dating cycle, but sharing the exact same thoughts. Reluctant to get into a relationship because I want to make sure I get it right the next time. That can be as crippling as shyness or staying at home on the couch. I hope I don’t have unrealistic ideals for the next lady in my life. But you mentioned the dream board. I need someone who will respect my dreams of writing and publishing my work. I have been hampered in the past and I am skeptical about starting a new relationship while I begin to take very serious steps in reaching for my goals.

    Hope your week has gotten off to an inspiring start.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Andrew! I worry about starting a relationship with someone toxic – falling in love with a guy who doesn’t have my best interests. But I guess that’s the risk.
      It’s so important to me as well that the person I’m with respects my dreams and doesn’t show scepticism at what I aim to achieve. I hope you get to publish your work soon! 🙂

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