When it comes to relationships, it is important to be on the same page as the other person – and yet this isn’t always the case. Many people find themselves in a situation where they are ready to be in a relationship, but their partner isn’t ready to take the same step.
This doesn’t mean that your date doesn’t have strong feelings for you. They may like you a lot and see a future with you, but they could also be afraid of commitment. However it is also possible that they are not sure how they actually feel about you, or they could be stringing you along because they don’t want to be alone. This can result in you wasting your time, so it is important to consider your options before you decide if you want to wait for someone who isn’t ready for a relationship.
The Benefits Of Waiting For Someone
One of the main benefits of waiting is that it will show your partner that you really care about them. By taking a step back and giving your date time to make a decision about starting a relationship, you are showing that you respect their desires and thoughts (and your date will probably like and respect you more for this). It also shows them that you think they are worth the wait!
Another benefit of waiting is that is gives you and your date the chance to connect on a deeper level. Taking the time to know each other properly means that you are more likely to have a healthy, happy relationship that will last for a long time. This can result in a more meaningful relationship – but it is also important to consider the downsides of waiting for someone.
The Downsides Of Waiting For Someone
The main problem with waiting for someone is that it can be emotionally draining. You may feel stressed and anxious, so if you think that you may be waiting for a long time for an answer it could be better to walk away. It is always important to protect your emotional health when it comes to relationships; after all, no good relationship should begin with stress and fear!
Another problem with waiting is that you may be unavailable to others. If you like someone a lot it can prevent you from actively looking for other people, so you could miss someone who would actually make you happier because you are waiting for someone else.
The final problem is that the wait could last indefinitely. If you partner is taking a long time to decide if they are ready for a serious relationship, then you must face the fact that they don’t seem to want a relationship with you. This can be very upsetting, but in reality you deserve someone who actually wants to be with you.
So… Should You Wait?
Consider the points above to decide if you should wait for someone or not. Some people are worth waiting for, especially if you have only known them for a short amount of time, but other people are more than happy to string people along for months or even years without making a commitment. So ask yourself this; do you see them changing their mind in the near future? If so, they could be worth the wait – but if not, you should leave and avoid the emotional turmoil.