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Proposals: Is she the one? A quick guide to finding your life partner.

How do you know if she’s the one? We all want to find our life partner and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, knowing if someone is ‘The One’ isn’t an exact science. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t make some educated guesses about whether or not they are right for us. This post will discuss different aspects of relationships to help you determine whether your next relationship might be “the one.”

What does "the one" even mean?

Well, the term is a bit vague and can’t be exactly defined. However, in general it means being extremely compatible with someone on every level. This includes sharing similar interests, values, beliefs and goals for your future together. You want to feel like you found an extension of yourself or that person who completes you.

It’s important to remember: The One doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect all around; they just need to have qualities that match up well with yours! So don’t worry about finding perfection but instead look for balance and alignment (with respect).

The first step is understanding what makes relationships work so we know how best to get started when looking at potential partners.

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What to consider to know if she's the one:

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Whether you want to get married or not, communication is an important part of a relationship. Does your partner listen and really hear what you are saying? Are they patient and understanding when things don’t go the way that either of you expects them to be? Is there a lot of conflict in your relationship because one person wants one thing but the other doesn’t?

Healthy relationships require a high level of communication. Whether the communication is with someone within the relationship or outside of it, partners need to feel completely comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings in a conversation without fear of judgment while simultaneously feeling confident that they will be heard by those on the receiving end – all in an effort to cultivate trust for one another as well as create an environment where both parties can openly discuss ideas and issues boldly knowing there is always a safety net present.


What do both partners value most in life? Does one partner value a relationship with parents more while the other doesn’t see it as that important? Does one partner put extra thought into apologies while the other is cavalier about them? These values may lead these two down different paths even if they love one another very much. If their values match up then this couple will be able to work through anything that life throws their way.


Are there any similarities between the two of you? What personality type do you each have? Do you share similar hobbies or interests with each other? Is she a planner and wants everything set in stone while you love being spontaneous with your decisions? Are your goals in life wildly different from each others? These differences can lead to conflict if not handled properly.

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Communication Skills

Perspective, active listening, assertiveness training, problem-solving skills – these communication skills will help both partners be more aware of what is going on in the relationship as well as build up trust where it has been lost over time. You don’t always have to be able to find the perfect words to convey how you’re feeling as long as each of you shares how you’re feeling honestly. Not only do good communication skills feel better when dealing with difficult situations but it also helps make relationships last for years without breaking down.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict is not always a bad thing in relationships because it can lead to a better understanding of one another and how they work together. In order for this resolution to happen, however, both parties need the skills that are needed which includes constructive criticism, assertiveness training, empathetic listening skills – these communication skills will help the partners be more aware of what is going on within the relationship as well as build up trust where there has been lost over time.

Expressing Feelings with Each Other

This can come in the form of assertiveness, anger management training, or emotional intelligence. These skills will help partners develop a healthier relationship by teaching them how to express their feelings without hurting one another and making it so that they are more able to discuss conflicts as well as understand what caused the conflict at hand.

Problem Solving Skills

Successful relationships also require problem-solving skills where both parties work towards finding solutions for difficult situations that arise within the relationship. Whether it be something like resolving differences in opinion or coping with severe disagreements – these skills deal with understanding each other’s needs while considering both perspectives before coming up with possible resolutions together which is necessary in order for any couple to thrive and grow together over time.

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Consider What You Want in Your Relationship

At the end of the day, you already know deep down how you want to proceed in your relationship with your partner. How do you tap into this? Many people simply turn it over in their minds until they know, while others wait until they’re forced to make a decision, relying on their gut instinct. But, there is another way to know how you feel deep down! You’ve probably pictured where you want your life to be a few years down the line, even if it’s only fantasy. Was she there? If you truly want to spend the rest of your life with her by your side, you will likely see her in all of your daydreams about the future, sharing in your fantasy success!

Are you seeing yourself with someone else or single? Why is she not present in your thoughts about the future? Is there a specific reason you’re hesitating to commit? Maybe you want more time together or think that marriage would be premature. Take some time away from one another and then reevaluate if this person is right for you! It could be as easy as taking an honest look at yourself and what it means should he, or she, walk into your life again. Assess how much energy you have invested over the course of your relationship so far; do they deserve all of it? If not, let them go now before moving forward any further with someone who may just end up being “okay” by comparison.

The most important thing when looking for love is finding someone who loves you as much as you love them. It’s easiest to find this in a best friend or someone with whom we share mutual interests and values, but it is possible to fall in love with anyone if the right circumstances are present.

Is she your best friend?

Who do you go to as soon as you have good news? When you need tips on how to be better at something that you’re working on? Who do you find the most joy being around? If the answer to questions like this is her, then she’s probably your best friend. That’s a great thing for a relationship! It helps to build a solid foundation of trust and understanding so that you never have to wonder if she really cares about what’s going on in your life.

She also helps make your own personal accomplishments feel more meaningful because when they’re shared with the person who knows you best, it feels like a celebration. And of course, there is no better way to get over a bad day than knowing that someone has got your back. Having her by your side as your wife when you have a relationship like this can provide you with built-in support throughout all of life’s hurdles!

How do I proceed once I know I want to propose to her?

Once you have determined that she is the one for you and want to propose, it’s time to get down on one knee. This will let her know how serious you are about your relationship with this person who has captured your heart forever.

Want to propose to her at home? Check out some home proposal ideas!

Already popped the question and got a “YES!”? Throw an engagement party to announce your exciting news to your friends and family!

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No relationship comes without a challenge, but don’t let finding your engagement ring be one of them! Engagement rings are an important element of the marriage proposal. If you’re not planning a surprise proposal and your partner is a part of the proposal process, take a look at rings together to make sure you get the perfect size and style! Alternately, if your proposal plan does require it to be a surprise, be sure to have your ring ready for the proposal as early as possible (and hidden well).

Take a look at some of our engagement rings and bands that are perfect for marriage proposals below or explore all of our engagement rings here!

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