Dr. Phil's formula for relationship success: The quality of a relationship is a function of the extent to which it is built on a solid underlying friendship and meets the needs of the two people involved.
But before you can even get there, you need to make sure you are ready for a successful relationship. Have you honestly and carefully prepared yourself for what is to come? All of the following should be true for you.
I realize that it's not too late.
It is reasonable for me to want a rewarding and fulfilling relationship.
I am entitled to and deserve a high-quality, caring relationship.
I have identified the wrong thinking and bad spirits that have contaminated my previous relationships.