SMART Love…I have often wondered, if two people take the time to ask themselves some specific questions about the person they are interested in building a relationship with, would the answers make them think twice about pursuing something on a higher level with that individual. I would like to share an acronym that I created as a guide to help men and women understand if the person they are interacting with is truly someone they can spend the rest of their life with; I mean really stay together until one or the other ceases to exist.
Sensible, is the person reasonable, do they use good judgement when making decisions.
Marginalize, does he or she make you feel important? Are your suggestions and ideas respected as credible?
Amicable, is he or she non-confrontational? Do they project a harmonious vibe?
Realistic, does he or she make decisions based on the way things are, and not the way they want things to be? Are they somewhat practical?
Trustworthy, would you trust this person with your life?
No, you are not looking for a business partner, but you are trying to get a sense of whether this person is someone that you can communicate with, someone that will be a good listener, someone that has your back, someone that has the same or similar values as you, someone that you are comfortable with. I could go on and on but I won’t. I am simply positioning you for a look ahead. No one is perfect but why not invest some time in understanding the theme of the “picture” while you admire the “frame”.
I am living and loving life…Chris