Every relationship takes work. But, international dating brings additional challenges; you both need to be committed to nurturing your relationship if it is going to be a success. There are a number of pitfalls along the way that can trip you up if you are not careful to avoid them.
A few of the things that can wreck a promising relationship:
Things Are Moving Too Fast
She’s beautiful. You’ve seen see her on video chat, and she smiles and tilts her head just so, and you’re lost. You want to marry this woman and be with her for the rest of your life.
Not so fast, tiger.
Russian and Ukrainian women are just like women anywhere else: they need time to establish a relationship. Some gentlemen get overeager and make declarations of love in the first few conversations, which can be intimidating.
Always take things slowly, and get to know one another gradually.
The Relationship Lacks Give and Take
In conversations, make sure neither one of you is the one doing all the sharing. Ask questions about her, and answer some about yourself. Volunteer anecdotes, little stories about your hobbies, and bits about your beliefs and values.
Conversations should flow naturally; neither party should be monologuing – or rapid-fire interviewing – the other. Conversation, like the relationship itself, should be a give and take.
You Aren’t Prepared to Make a Trip to Ukraine
If you have any intention of taking the “long distance” part out of your relationship, you will need to go to Ukraine to meet that special lady. In fact, many gentlemen find that it is best to visit early in courtship and have dates lined up with a few different ladies.
Meeting in person is the only way to know for sure that the two of you are compatible and have a future together (this is why multiple dates are recommended). Plus, it puts you and your lady on the path toward deeper commitment that includes being together in your home country and eventually marrying.
Every relationship takes work. But, it’s that effort to get to know one another and take care of one another that make being together worthwhile.
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