4. GIVING THEM CONTROL OF MY FEELINGS
When a guy I was dating made me feel great, I was over the moon and life was good. When he was a jerk, I’d be in a dark cloud. The result was that the rest of my life suffered, all because I allowed him to control me with his behavior. SMH.
5. MAKING THEM NUMBER ONE
It’s good to make one’s partner a priority, but not if him being in the number one spot means I’m knocked down to last place. Screwed up. I was always putting guys ahead of me, focusing on their needs instead of my own. I’ll never do that again because I know my worth. Now, I’m always in the top spot.
6. TAKING THEIR ADVICE
I would assume that just because the guy I was with said he loved me that he wanted the best for me. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. I’d be open to their advice and “caring” words a little too much for my own good. I remember once the guy I was in an LTR with said that he thought I should quit my job and take up an office job, and since he seemed to have my best interests at heart, I followed his advice… only to wind up miserable. I’m done with living a life I don’t want just to impress a guy who I actually don’t even want because he’s toxic AF!