In Yaakov’s case, prayer for endurance and fortitude followed the giving of the gifts as well as preceding his least favored approach of war.
No matter what the means, we must never forget the need for Hashem’s participation in the facilitation of such meetings and in opening our own “metzarim,” limitations, enabling us to see the suitability or lack of suitability of a particular potential soul mate.
There's nothing worse than building a relationship with someone only to discover, it's not going anywhere.
If you recognize these red flags it might be time to ask yourself, is this the woman God has for me?
Please make me aware, by Your divine power, of __________’s needs so I can respond in a way that benefits him/her.
Help me to run to You when frustrations and anger bubble up, and may You ease my emotions and send me back with grace on my lips.