1. Work on your sense of self-worth.

First of all, you have to love yourself. As cliché as it may sound, self-love actually makes you more appealing and more attractive to the people around you When you willingly fall in love with yourself, then you are unconsciously giving other people the permission to do the same. When you acknowledge your own self-worth, other people will recognize it in return.

2. Understand the things that you want and don’t want in relationships.

Before you can be happy in your relationships, you have to first know what you’re looking for in romance. You can’t just claim to be going after love even when you don’t know what your preferred love looks like. You need to have a clear vision of the love that you have for yourself so you can judge your romantic ventures better.

3. Focus on the little things without losing sight of the bigger picture.

Understand the grind of it all. Love doesn’t manifest itself in a single day. Sometimes, it’ll take weeks, months, and maybe even years. Learn to appreciate that grind and that process. And let your vision of the bigger future motivate you to be more appreciative of the little things.

4. Prepare yourself for the challenges that come with relationships.

Relationships aren’t always going to be a breath of fresh air. And if you think that you should just run and bolt the moment that things start to get difficult in relationships, then it just goes to show that you’re really not prepared to be in one.

5. Learn that all kinds of love are beautiful.

Just because you’re in a flawed love doesn’t make it any less beautiful than other people. When love walks into your life, you have to welcome it with open arms despite its flaws. No relationship is going to be without its flaws. And it’s the imperfections in your love that makes it even more beautiful than it already is.