Although falling in love is easy, perhaps too easy, relationships take work. A lot of work. It's nice to think that you can sail through them with the same ease that you sailed through the falling in love process, but the honeymoon period eventually comes to an end and it's then time to get down to business in regards to making your relationship last. You just can't go willy-nilly into something and hope for the best. I mean, you can, no one is stopping you, but it's a good idea to have a plan of sorts. I know; totally unromantic in theory, isn't it?
"There is some very important groundwork you should lay before getting into a relationship with someone," Lori Salkin, SawYouatSinai.com senior matchmaker and dating coach, tells Bustle. In other words, there are things you want to cover in order to get that groundwork laid down securely.
So exactly what should you do before you get into a relationship with someone, that is if you want to make it last? From timing and expectations to evaluating your religious identity and leaving the past behind, these are six key things you should do before you get into a relationship with someone.