True joy - not quickie mood boosts but that totally stoked mental state - boils down to these surprising essentials. Behold, your ticket to bliss.
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The solution? Whenever a decision is in doubt — like whether your current guy is The One — pick two characteristics that are important to you (in this case, maybe it's a sense of humor and a close-knit family). Once your criteria are established, ask yourself if they're being met. If so, forget other options and move on. You'll know if another option is better for you because it'll nag at you. So relax, you've made the right choice...or at least one that's going to make you happy.
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