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4 things you need to consider before getting into a relationship in the new year

New relationships are exciting but before jumping into things consider these things first.

A couple hugging each other [Image: Danie James]

Getting into a new relationship is a great feeling.

You have the opportunity to start over fresh with someone else and forget the issues of your past relationship.

Before getting into that relationship however, there are some things that need to be taken into consideration.


The past should remain where it belongs which is in the past. The mistakes you made in your previous relationship shouldn’t be brought into your new one. Make peace with what happened, forgive yourself and move on.

It’s one thing to want to be in a relationship and another thing to actually be ready to be in that relationship.

It’s important to know that you are willing to be fully committed in a relationship.


Timing matters when it comes to getting into a new relationship. If the two of you have busy work schedules and can’t seem to make time for each other then it maybe the new relationship can be held off.

When getting into a relationship it is important to maintain your sense of individuality. Your significant other loved you for who you are so it is important to make sure that you be yourself throughout the relationship.

Change is inevitable and is great if it’s for the better.


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