If he makes you a worse version of yourself, shut it down.
Why?! Just why?
If his payday comes, you do not hear from him all weekend, but the next week you are buying him dinner? Cut him loose.
Really? Where did all the money go?… He can eat ramen noodles for all you care
If your friends say he’s creepy, believe them.
Just listen to your friends, they know better.
If he does not understand sarcasm, I do not understand why you are dating him.
Does this require more explanation?
If he wants more than four kids run.
Think of your poor vagina.
If he constantly ’Jokes’ about having a threesome with one of your friends.
Let’s not kid around here, there must be some truth to the ‘joke’ or he would not be bringing it up so much. If you are considering it, slap yourself.
If he does not like concerts, and you are still with him, slap yourself… twice.
Who does not like live music and crowds? You can always hang out at the edge of the crowds and wear earplugs.
If they cheat on you.
This one is a biggie, and more than likely your initial reaction is castration. Everyone has their own excuses, and in reality none of them are valid. There is no excuse. Get out, if they do it once, they will do it again.
He does not care how cute your underpants are.
This is another gem from a friend with the double standards. He said no matter how much we think they care about our cute matching sets, they do not. At all (provided you are not wearing Bridget Jones underpants). If it makes you feel good, great, but it is not necessary.
If a guy refuses to meet your friends or family.
He either has something to hide or he is a jerk. Move on.
Do not compare yourself to the ex.
Maybe she is still around and you wish she was not. Maybe she is hot but there is a good reason he is not still with her. Forget her. And if you are the ex, don not compare yourself to his new girlfriend. Good for him, he has moved on. You will, too, and there is someone way better out there.
Yes, you are in a committed relationship but…
You do not need to do EVERYTHING together. Ladies need ladies nights, and men need man time. You do not need to babysit him, and vice versa. (and if you do, there is a problem)
If they have friends of the opposite sex, it is OK.
Do not get jealous, you are the one they are coming home to every night, remember that.
So he is a mama’s boy.
She was his first love, and chances are he will always put her before you. Learn to love her, too, or be prepared to leave. This might not work out the way you planned. Have you seen the show “Monster-in-Laws?”
Do not expect your new man to bond instantly with the other men in your life. Your bff`s boyfriend? Your brothers? Your male friends? Hopefully he’s polite enough and mature enough to at least make the effort. No need for you to set them up with sports-watching parties though. Introduce them slowly and act natural. He will come around or he will hit the highway.
Relationships take work
Real work. Plenty of effort, compromises and sacrifices from both sides. Do not expect everything to be fun and games all the time, or hand-held walks in the park in the sunshine, under a rainbow, after the rain fell on the two of you and the raindrops plastered your clothing to your bodies and you pressed up against each other in black and white while the music swelled and the only things in colour were the bluebirds calling your names and he whispered, “I will always love you,” in your ear. Time to go grow up and realize that life is not like that.