Design For Life

‘I’m in my early 30s and want to settle down. But choosing the right partner feels overwhelming’

This week, clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan advises a reader on recognising behavioural patterns of the past and learning to be your own most loving companion

Reader would like to settle down but is overwhelmed by the enormity of the decision of choosing the right partner

Dear Expert,

I'm looking for help in sticking with my romantic relationships. They almost always follow a similar pattern. I’m high on life when I meet him, become head over heels in the early stages of the relationship, and then slowly find a growing list of things that I do not like about the person to convince myself he is not “the one”. I will then normally end the relationship, or he will pick up ...