Getting into a relationship
is rather easy. But sustaining one and making it work is another matter altogether. There are some things that you should compromise on. But there are other things that you should never accept. Here is what you should never overlook.
Yes, the guy should be a gentleman. And male chivalry is welcome too. But if your SO has a stereotype and is trying to get you to fit into that mould, don’t give in.
A lot of guys try to pass off possessiveness as concern. But if you notice that he is “concerned” only when you hang out with your guy friends, don’t brush the issue under the rug. Call him out on it.
Lack of responsibility
It takes two to make a relationship work. But if you feel like the onus of keeping your romance on track lies solely on your shoulders, don’t postpone a discussion on it.
Taking you for granted
It happens often in long-term relationships. After a while, things become routine. But there’s a big difference in becoming the new normal and being taken for granted. If the latter is happening to you, you need to find a way to address and resolve the issue.
Abuse can be emotional, mental, sexual or physical. Never ever put up with any form of abuse. Things will not get better and constant abuse will take a toll on your health.
If your guy is straying and you know of his infidelities, do not be okay with it. Cheating is the ultimate red flag that there is something that isn’t working in your relationship. You overlooking the issue won’t make it go away.