The path to finding true love is not always an easy one. When you’re in a relationship and it’s not going well, or it’s reached the point where you should either feel ready to make a bigger commitment or to call it a day, it’s not always easy to decide what to do. If you've been single for a while, it's sometimes hard to envisage how you can move forward and into a rewarding relationship.
Of course, if you’re with someone, ideally you’d be able to talk through any issues or big decisions together. If you’re looking for a new partner, you’d hope that you’d be able to decide what kind of relationship you want or the type of person you’d like to be with. However, it’s not always easy to make decisions about love without talking things through with someone.
The question is: where you should seek advice on your love life and what are the benefits in consulting other people?
Most of us turn to trusted friends or a family member when we’re looking for personal advice. However, discussing our love life with someone who’s personally connected to you can be difficult. If, for instance, you were considering ending a relationship, the friend you confide in might have their own opinion on the situation and try to influence your decisions because of that bias. It may be awkward for some friends to advise you if they are close to both you and your partner. That’s not to say you shouldn’t discuss love life problems with your friends or family; just be aware they may not be completely impartial.