I've learnt that...
I will have to be very careful with people who are
solely interested in finding the right person in life,
instead of... working on being the right partner.
~ Age Unknown
Here're some things to think about when looking for... or getting into a relationship. I found this quote by and unknown person... "It's not about finding the right person, but being the right partner". I'm all for this statement.
Marilyn Monroe was reported to have said... "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best". How true... BUT... I'd advice on being very careful with people who are solely interested in finding the right person in life, instead of... working on being the right partner.
The proceeding statement (by an unknown person) I found on the internet says it best..."Most marriages break up because people think their partner is the problem. There is an adage that says "two wrongs cannot make a right". Relationships do not start at perfection, but they are purposed to make us work towards it. A man and woman in any relationship are supposed to learn from one another, complement each other and thereby improving the lives of one another and becoming better individuals for their families and the society as a whole. No man, however intelligent and well situated in life, can know his areas of weaknesses until it's pointed out to him by the woman, and the same thing applies to the woman. If the man or the woman both make good efforts to become better, for example... by openly accepting loving, fair, and well-thought out criticisms from one another, instead of wasting time looking for "Mr or Miss Right", our relationships will be a whole lot more rewarding and happy than what it is today".
Here... these are mostly not my words... but I approve the message it conveys.