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ARE YOU RELATIONSHIP READY?
TRUE
FALSE
1
You are a fairly content and complete person in your present single life.    
   
2
You attract good friends and have a satisfying social life.
   
3
You pursue activities and interests because they are fun and enriching, not just because you may find dates there.
   
4
You know (have identified) the type of person you are attracted to.
   
5
You know the important qualities that you seek/desire in a mate.
   
6
You have a good understanding of where/how your past relationships went wrong.
   
7
You don't have unresolved issues or feelings from past relationships that block your ability to be truly open to a new relationship.
   
8
You feel comfortable being who you are in a dating situation, and don't try to change yourself to please the other person.
   
9
You enjoy the process of dating and getting to know someone.
   
10
You know what you can't live without in a relationship.
   
11
You know what you can't tolerate in a relationship.
   
12
You don't expect your partner to be perfect or to meet all your needs.
   
13
You can accept potential partners for who they are, and don’t try to make them who you want them to be
   
14
You are attracted to people who are good for you and bring out the best in you.
   
15
You know what you want your future life to be like.
   
16
You trust that your life will work out for you if you are living it well.
   
17
You take care of yourself, and don't want a relationship only for the purpose it can serve in providing for your needs, including
security.
   
18
You know your limits and are comfortable enforcing them with others.
   
If you answered 'true' to all or most of these questions, well done, you are relationship ready and know what to do to negotiate the ever-present challenges of being in a
relationship.  If you answered 'false' to all or most of the questions, do yourself a favour.  Book a session with a psychologist/relationship counsellor so you can learn the skills
required for being in a healthy and constructive relationship, and practice how to apply the skills in your daily life.
WHAT'S YOUR INTIMACY IQ?

Do you really know what intimacy is?  Is it about intimate communication, sexual compatibility, handling relationship conflict well, or just having a
create your lasting love connection.  Answer these questions and test your intimacy smarts.    
1
Your perfect partner is someone very much like you
   
2
When you meet the "one" for you, you will know it.
   
3
Conflict in a relationship is a sign that the partners are not compatible and will have difficulty making it last.
   
4
You and your partner have many different values but are good at compromising and negotiating so this will not be an obstacle to
a good relationship.
   
5
Trust in a relationship means that the other person will not hurt or seriously disappoint you.
   
6
My partner has a lot of fears around commitment, but he/she loves me a lot and so this can be easily worked out.
   
7
He/she is so jealous and attached to me; that is how I know that he/she loves me a lot.
   
8
Whatever problems we have can be worked out if I love him/ her enough and I’m willing to work hard to fix it.
   
9
If two people can communicate well, they can understand each other well.
   
10
Men marry for sex and women marry for security.
   
11
Respect is present in a relationship when the partners are in agreement with each other and support each other's views.
   
NB:  If you answered 'true' to all or most of these questions, please seek out the help of a psychologist, relationship counsellor or some good books on relationships, you have
been taught all the wrong perceptions about building a good relationship.  If you answered 'false' to all or most of these questions, congratulations - you are well-prepared for
a long-lasting and balanced love relationship.