The next royal wedding is almost upon us and with Prince William's recent visit here combined with all the usual drama and glamour of a royal wedding this will create high interest. Certainly among my Matchcompany clients I know there has been high interest in this relationship.
And so I wondered if there were any particular points that might be taken from the Prince William/Kate Middleton 'paring' - some pointers for long term success (fingers crossed, obviously. The Prince's parents' wedding was a disaster on multiple fronts).
William and Kate first met in 2001, but didn’t get engaged until last year. A full nine years. I have often cautioned clients, both men and women but I’d have to say mainly women, not to rush things. Certainly these two didn't.
I have often suggested that women in particular keep a little 'mystery' about themselves and for either party in a new relationship to avoid rushing the relationship. I have too often seen relationships that might otherwise be sound, fall over on the basis that one or other party feels pressured or concerned about the 'pushy' partner they are dating - or were dating.
Another point about the Prince William/Kate Middleton relationship is the fact that both pursued their own lives and interests.
This is something that, I believe, is key to developing a successful relationship with anyone. Don’t rely on your partner to fulfil your life – get on and develop your own interests, passions, hobbies . . whatever.
Both William, with his military career and Kate, with her fashion buying career, developed their own lives as individuals.
So, take a leaf from the royals. Don’t rush things and foster your own interests.
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