Meeting someone that you instantly connect with can be exciting, but how do you know if you're ready to be in a relationship with them? Bustle says that there are some life skills that you should have before starting anything romantic with someone else.

  • Knowing how to manage your emotions is important if you want to be in a relationship because if you struggle with anger or sadness and cannot control or release those emotions in a healthy way, then you may have a hard time keeping a partner.
  • Feeling comfortable being alone is something everyone could probably work on, and if this is something that is hard for you then maybe you're getting into a new relationship for the wrong reasons.
  • Cleaning up after yourself because no one is going to want to clean up after their partner, nor should anyone expect their partner to clean up after them. Do your own dishes! Pick up your clothes and put them in the laundry bin! It's not that hard.

Some life skills come with time, but others need to be worked on in order to achieve. Either way, you'll have a much healthier relationship with someone else if you have these life skills down pat.

(via Bustle)