Dating wtih respect
In a healthy relationship: A healthy partner is not excessively jealous and does not make you feel guilty when you spend time with family and friends.
A healthy partner encourages you to achieve your goals and does not resent your accomplishments.
After the honeymoon period, where I was just astounded that I was having sex, our relationship became a matter of constant fighting, jealousy, guilt trips and having to justify myself on an almost daily basis.
Almost every fight we ever had would escalate from disagreeing over what to rent at Blockbuster to threats of breaking up with me… I allowed her walk all over me because I was willing to put up with this.
This was significant because my ex hated RPGs – she thought they were the stupidest things ever and couldn’t imagine anyone she dated wanting to play them.
She may throw few verbal jabs your way and may even be guilty of manipulating situations to her advantage.
Respect is an overlooked and misunderstood idea in the pursuit of being an attractive man.
Growing up, parents and teachers repeatedly told us to respect others.
I had been there for less than an hour before she showed up to quite literally drag me away (warning sign #3).
I forget what the excuse was, but it was some “togetherness” emergency – I had to go shopping with her for some trivial thing or other. In fact, that phrase – “I let her” – defined the majority of our relationship.