All that glitters is not gold, especially today. Someone could be only saying whatever it takes to get their way, even if it’s not totally true. In order to make sure you listen only to those who speak the truth, you might have to avoid listening to anybody for the time being. Be critical, be objective, and be skeptical. It might not make you the best company right now, but it will keep you safer, richer, and wiser in the long run.
What you’ve got can hardly be called luck. It’s a clever combination of intuition and a little legwork. After you take into account your gut reaction, type a name into a search engine and ask around.
Your independent spirit might be feeling rebellious at the moment. Make sure the two of you have clear boundaries, remind your partner why you like them, and then plan to spend some quality time solo.
Some things can’t be glossed over, and this is one of them. You have to dig in a bit if you want to find the nuggets. Actually, all the answers you need are beneath the surface.