I often get asked, “What we should be looking for when dating? Which qualities indicate a person will be a committed, solid, loving partner?”
Recently, I came across a framework by psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer describing emotional maturity. As I examined the model, I was struck by how the characteristics of maturity mirror those qualities we need in a romantic partner—if we’re hoping for a lasting, loving, secure connection.
Dan joins me to discuss these 5 traits and how we’ve experienced them—and in past relationships, not experienced them! We wrap up the episode answering a listener’s question about how to differentiate between her intuition and inner critic.