Here are a few ways that you can actually make sure that your next relationship is also going to be the last one.

1. Don’t rush into anything.

You should never just be jumping into relationships whenever you please. You don’t dive into relationships as a “quick fix” to a broken heart or to loneliness. The one thing you have to learn about love in relationships is that you can never force it. It’s going to be beyond your control a lot of the time and you should accept that. Just let yourself fall in love when the time right. Take things organically as they come. Don’t feel pressured to fall in love with someone just because you want to.  Do everything in its proper time.

2. Take each stage in the relationship as they come.

Acknowledge that there are multiple stages in every relationship. Relationships are always evolving and the people who fail to evolve are those who won’t last in love. As you grow older in your relationship with one another, your needs and your expectations may also change. You need to be able to adjust to each other as your progress through the various stages of your relationship.

3. Set reasonable goals and expectations as a couple.

The one thing that you should do right at the start of the relationship is that you openly communicate your goals and expectations with each other. Are you both looking for something serious and long-term? Do you want something that is stable? Do you want a relationship with great potential? Do you want to start a family in the future? These are things that you need to be able to know about each other early on in the relationship.