Where To Turn To For Meaningful Relationship Advice
Sometimes, the last thing that we want to do is sit and listen to unsolicited dating and relationship advice from people who think they know what’s best for us, but don’t really understand what we’re dealing with.
Sometimes though, we really could benefit from a little guidance to steer us in the right direction, and help us to navigate the complicated business of finding your ideal partner and creating a loving, lasting, and healthy relationship. We’re too close to the situation to be able to see the wood for the trees, and a little good relationship advice can go a long way.
But where exactly should you turn to get the information and the insight that you need? Here are some suggestions that might just work for you…
Social media and blogs
The beauty of the online world is that there’s a certain level of anonymity available to you if you want it. There are things that you might not feel comfortable asking your nearest and dearest, and when this is the case, you might want to turn to social media or popular dating blogs for an objective look at your situation.
There’s something refreshing about knowing that you aren’t being judged by the people who see you every single day, and that you can be honest about how you really feel. Often, it’s just reassuring to hear that other people are experiencing similar things, and to hear about how they’re tackling their big issues.
In the days when we get access to a ton of information and relationship advice at the click of a button, we often forget the value that can be taken from a book. But there’s a wealth of amazing literature out there that you can get stuck into that can help you to deal with the dating and relationship issues that might come your way in the modern world.
Not sure where to start? I’ve recently finished Date-onomics by Jon Birger and I found it to be a fascinating read. Check it out if want to understand the modern dating game, and why it all comes down to numbers, and creating your own competitive edge.
Your nearest and dearest
This can be a really difficult one, but it can also be the source of some excellent relationship advice. After all, your friends and family know you really well, and at the end of the day, they simply want the best for you. Even if they don’t have any insightful pearls of wisdom to impart, they can provide a listening ear.
If you recognise that you’ve been in the habit of being completely closed off to these kinds of conversation with your nearest and dearest, recognise that you might be shooting yourself in the foot. It’s good to talk.
Your own instincts
I’m very much of the opinion that when we think we’re up against a challenge, we often know the answers deep down in our hearts. Take a bit of time to really connect with your own thoughts and feelings, and dive deep into what comes up for you. I find journalling can really help with this, and it can bring up points that I hadn’t previously consciously considered.
If you’ve got a bad vibe about something or someone, recognise it. If a situation doesn’t feel right, don’t push it to the back of your mind and carry on regardless. Ultimately, you know what’s best for you. Don’t be scared to trust your own instincts.
Where do you turn to for the best relationship advice?