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Happy Thursday guys! I hope that everyone has had an awesome week. So I want to know one thing??? Are you ready for a relationship?

Today’s pop culture teaches us that it’s ok to go in and out of relationships frivolously. A lot of times the temptation to have this fantasy TV relationship causes us to move too fast. I believe you shouldn’t be in a relationship until you are ready for one. So I know your next question, “What’s Ready?” Glad you asked read below.

1. Do You Know You

One of the biggest issues in relationships is people are trying to get to know each other and don’t know themselves. You haven’t found yourself, you are still in search for who you are, why you are, and if you are. When you are in this state and you start trying to match with someone it always leads to a bumpy road. If you are going to look for a potential life partner you need to come to the table saying with assurance, I KNOW WHO I AM and I KNOW WHERE I AM, and I KNOW WHERE I AM GOING. Now forgive me for what I’m about to say next in advance, (Especially to the feminist in the world) if you are a man…..and you can’t say those 3 statements…..please stay away from any relationship, but the one you should be developing with yourself. #selah

2. Have you lived?

A lot of times young people rush into long term relationships without living first. Here is some basic common cents. (yes I spelled it right) It’s cheaper to travel the world alone, than paying for two. 🙂 Ok in all seriousness, have you fulfilled any of your goals yet, when you start adding people to your life equation you run the risk of having to cut back temporarily and sometimes permanently on certain dreams and goals you may have. For example, you always wanted to go on a 30 day trip to Europe, well if you are married and have 3 kids, that isn’t as easy to pull off if you are single. If you’re not willing to make such sacrifices, do NOT progress in any relationship that can be long term.

3. Have You Made Room in Your Life?

Well have you? How’s your credit? Do you have a high debt-to-income ration? Does your parents still pay your bills and/or have control in your day to day life. Here is something I heard many years ago that still applies today, “If you are not happy with your life, what makes you think someone else will be?”

Hey, I want to hear your thoughts – be sure to comment below.

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