Be confident that you’re doing the right thing for you.
Things were good; however, I now suspect he's drinking again. So why is consistency and dating the long term relationship indicator? I’ve said many times before that forever has everything to do with your choice of partner, which is absolutely true. Part of choosing wisely is knowing if this person is a good fit in your life or not. you thought I would say love and affection didn’t you? They want to know that their partner is always there when they need them, especially in the hard times.I think Toni is right, you have to look at the core values and start there.If you can find common ground on basic values like independence, freedom, responsibility, creativity, that can go far together.