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Falling in love without losing your mind

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Samantha Blaisdell

on 8 December 2010

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Transcript of Falling in love without losing your mind

F A L L I N G In Without L O s I n g
Your
D N I
M What's your love I.Q.? Would you say that you choose love or that love chooses you?

Love chooses me I choose love

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Are you likely to go on a date with almost anyone rather than to go without a date at all?

Almost Anyone Go Without

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Do you have a clear understanding of what qualities and character traits you want in in the preson you date, or are you more likely to discover that along the way?

Discover along the way Know what I want

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Do you tend to make decisions based more on the way you feel or on the way you think?

Feel Think

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 If a person you are physically attracted to holds values and convictions that blatantly conflict with yours, are you more likely to explore the dating relationship or move on?

Explore Move on

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 If you really like the person, but after a few dates he or she show signs of disrespecting you, are you able to see what's going on and let that person know it, or are you more likely to keep quiet and put up with it?

Put up with it See it and talk

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 When it comes to physical passion, are you able to set your own boudaries and stay under control, or are you more likely to let your date call the shots?

Let my date set the speed Set boundaries and keep them

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Do you believe in love at first sight or slowly simmering love?

First-sight Slow-growth

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Scoring Guide
37- 56 Above Average Love I.Q.

25-36 Average Love I.Q.

7- 24 Below Average Love I.Q. SMART LOVE Dating smart = thinking smart
Do you know what qualities you are looking for in a partner?
Physical attraction is what gets love going but it doesn't keep it going Opposites hardly attract
Smart love tries to find common ground
Happiest couples are those with lots of similarities Smart love knows that you shouldn't try to change someone
What you see is what you get
Relationship will be doomed if you think you can change your partner Rules are for games, not relationships
The real you will come out eventually and that may ruin the relationship
Games are meant to lure and manipulate a person into seeing you as someone your not
Smart love wants to be loved for the person you are, not the person you aren't Smart love has standards of behavior in their relationship
Smart love has a bottom line that cannot be crossed
If you are going to hold to a bottom line, you must accept the possibility of being alone The person you date is constantly giving hints about their values
Pay attention to how they treat family, friends, and themselves
What makes them laugh, what they desire, their fears, and how they spend their time are what they value. There's nothing wrong with learning about what the other person is interested in
But changing yourself to impress them will not yield a strong relationship
No one can maitain an ongoing relationship if they aren't true to themselves Smart love uses harsh words and hurt feelings to better understand each other and the relationship
You can learn more about a person through the resolution of a conflict
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