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Advice to Help You (Finally) Find Your "Mr. or Ms. Right"
By Susie and Otto Collins

Dana never thought she'd still be single when she was in her mid- 30s. She always figured that, by that time of life, she'd be settled into a great relationship and maybe even married with kids.

This is not what's happened.

Although Dana has been in a few serious love relationships, they've always gone sour at a certain point. These have always reached a place in which Dana could see that this guy was not her "Mr. Right"-- from there, the breakup seemed inevitable.

Now Dana is getting serious. She doesn't want to spend her life alone, or in a string of casual romantic trysts. She has informed her friends that she is making finding her perfect match her top priority.

If you are on the look-out for your "Mr. Right" or "Ms. Right," you might feel similarly. You may feel ready to finally find that perfect match for you. You may even desire to meet up with your soulmate.

Ultimately, you probably want this relationship-- the one that will be passionate, close and long-lasting-- to finally happen!

When what you want most of all is for your perfect match to come into your life and he or she doesn't seem to be coming, it can be frustrating, disheartening and maybe even a little scary.

Stop trying so hard...
Our first advice to anyone who is searching for his or her true love is to ease up a bit.

As you might have encountered in other areas of your life, when you are tense and hyper-focused on a goal, sometimes it seems to refuse to come into fruition. On the other hand, at the moment that you throw up your hands in surrender to whatever the situation is, that sought after thing happens-- and often with relative ease.

This doesn't mean that you should stop wanting to have that great relationship. We certainly encourage you to create an image of how you want to feel in the relationship you are attracting.

Yes, of course, envision that wonderful relationship that you desire.

But after you do that envisioning and imagining, let go. Don't put all of your attention and efforts into finding that perfect match.

Instead, go on about your life.

Stay open and have fun...
Dana still sees attracting a great relationship as a priority-- it's no longer her main or only priority. But she's now made a shift and is not so tensed up and hyper-focused on trying to make her "Mr. Right" come into her life-- she admits that she couldn't force it to happen anyway.

Dana is beginning to choose how she spends her time differently.  Instead of always thinking about where there might be more eligible men to meet and then going to those places or doing those things, Dana is starting to spend more time doing the activities that appeal the most to her.

This is new for her. It's also more fun!

When Dana is out at a bar or club with her friends, she is there to have a good time and laugh-- not necessarily to always be on the look- out for a guy who may or may not be her perfect match.

Although this could sound contradictory, in many many cases, people meet up with their "Mr. or Ms. Right" when they're just out doing what they love to do-- not when they're out intending to meet a mate.

Go to the places and do the activities that are fun and enriching for you. If you aren't sure what those things are, experiment and try new ones.

Allow your "perfect" relationship to unfold and emerge...
Keep in mind that if you're looking for a relationship that is "perfect" in that you and your partner never argue, disagree or become irritated with one another, you're most likely going to be alone and/or disappointed over and over again.

Re-think the whole notion of what a "perfect" relationship could be-- and also what a "Mr. or Ms. Right" could be.

Of course, you are probably looking for a person with whom you feel a certain excitement, passion and mutual respect. But we urge you stay open because you might just be surprised by the "perfect" relationship that unfolds for you, if you let it.

Close, connected and passionate relationships require care and nurturing. Sometimes it can even feel like hard work.

These kinds of relationships are so rewarding and even "perfect" because they involve two people who possibly bumped into one another, liked what developed between them and they choose to stay together because they truly enjoy and want to continue their connection.

If this is the kind of perfect match that you'd like, stay true to who you are and allow yourself to experience life fully-- we bet that the right person for you will emerge.

Susie and Otto Collins are married, life partners who are Relationship and Life Success Coaches, and authors of several books on relationships, including "Should You Stay or Should You Go?" "No More Jealousy" "Creating Relationship Trust" "Communication Magic" and "Attracting Your Perfect Partner." In addition to having a great relationship, they regularly write, speak and conduct seminars on love, relationships and personal growth. To read more free articles like this or to sign up for their free online relationship tips newsletter visit or


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