Most relationships end because they fail to satisfy the needs of either partner. But, is love to blame? No. A relationship ends because of pain and hurt. And this hurting has nothing to do with love. Love is pure, patient, kind, and unconditional, but most people fail to love consciously.

When you don’t love with conscious intent, you are prone to misery and pretense. When you love consciously, you stop trying to make your life look like the movies and instead focus on real connection.

People say love hurts, but it’s only because you have been doing it wrong all this while. Imagine a love that is present emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically – this can be possible if you date someone consciously.

When your love is pure, it results in a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. Here are a few secrets about conscious dating that can improve your relationship.

1. Strong Mutual Acceptance and Respect

Differences are unavoidable. No matter how close you are, there will be certain things you both don’t agree upon. But that does not mean you call it quits.

In a conscious relationship, both partners should deal with the inevitable differences instead of trying to change each other’s mind. These changes mark you as an individual, and you should not try to change the other person to fit your perception. In a conscious dating scenario, you should respect each other’s choices. You may disagree most of the time, but if you learn to appreciate the differences, you are sorted.

2. Let Your Relationship Help You Grow as Individuals

There is always something to learn from everyone. Conscious relationships are between people who are committed to loving and learning. Your Partner in the relationship is a reflection of how you are, and there is so much you can learn from each other.

People in conscious relationships understand the fact that their partners need the freedom to explore and do new things. Irrespective of whether you both have similar interests or not, you should never be the reason why your partner feels restricted. By giving each other space to grow and do exciting things your relationship can go a long way. This helps both develop together as two unique individuals.

3. Conscious Relationships Begin With Conscious Feelings

A big part of conscious dating is about being conscious of your feelings at all times. The moment you let your emotions rule your decisions, you will regret them. It is hard to keep your head straight with so many external influences around you. Being conscious of your feelings is crucial because it shows how you feel about someone. When your mind is preoccupied, and your feelings are not in alignment, you tend to neglect your true feelings and might end up with the wrong person.

Don’t let your relationship sprout doubts, negativity, or misunderstandings because of lack of proper consciousness.

4. Practice Positive Communication

Two important factors that kill a relationship are negativity and lack of proper communication.

We often create situations where we expect our partner to know exactly what we are feeling, and when they don’t, we are offended. Instead of assuming and getting negative about it, communicate with them directly. Walk in their shoes and understand how they might be feeling.

When you communicate clearly and directly, you will stop fighting or being defensive. It creates a free-flowing positive communication channel between you two.

5. Respect Your Partner’s Opinion

Love is not about competing with each other. Conscious dating is about respecting your partner’s opinions. When you do not acknowledge your partner’s opinion, they might feel unvalued. If your partner respects you, he will acknowledge and respect your opinion, and both of you will feel loved and important.

In a relationship, it is important to make your partner feel heard. Disagreements may surface, but being heard is something everyone needs. When you listen to and honor your partner’s opinion, your relationship will last long.

The secret to conscious dating is all about loving and being loved without any judgment or negativity. You and your partner need to believe in each other completely and let your walls down. Love is the highest truth. All it needs are acceptance, forgiveness, understanding, and presence.

So, the next time you fall in love, make sure you do it consciously.

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