Kanye West has taught Kim Kardashian to slow down.

The reality TV star has been dating the rapper for around six months and Kim admits before she started her relationship with him she was living life too fast so didn't have time to appreciate things.

She said: ''I've slowed down a little bit and for the better. It was a good lesson learned. I now make it a priority to take time out for myself and have private vacations.''

Kim - who is currently divorcing basketball player Kris Humphries - also said she's learnt from her mistakes in the past but has never been put off finding love.

She told Australian TV show 'The Project': ''To be in a happy, healthy relationship means everything. It's everything when you want to share your life with someone.

''We all make mistakes. Life is about learning as you go and not making the same mistakes again. Nobody is perfect. I don't ever try to be. I try to be responsible and honest and open.

''You have to trust your gut. Happiness is everything, life is short, and you should never not be happy. Relationships go through different things, and that's completely normal. But you know when you're happy.''