How do you know if you should continue dating someone, 1. he loves you for your dorky, awkward self
He is generous and giving. He's not comfortable talking about feelings. Or your job, or how your day was. Does he want to leave the world a better place? He does the thing where he mentions that his friends are bugging him to go out and hints that he wants to go with them, but at no point says "I would like to go out with my friends tonight instead of hanging out with you.
Does he make an effort without an immediate payoff?
It seems like suddenly something disconnects with him, and he starts to withdraw from you. Can he talk through problems? All men look at other women.
1. He is single.
You should feel like when you add things both big and small to his life he notices and appreciates it. The ability to laugh and play together is absolutely vital. Big lies are not.
This is a sign that you should never ever let him go. Okay, this is not that big of a deal, but still speaks to a lack of attention to my life.
2. He is kind and respectful.
He lets you pick up dinner ingredients and does not offer to bring wine. He constantly forgets the gender of your pet.
The key here is the genuine desire to try. Whatever he does, it should mean the world to you.
Does he pay taxes? Irresponsible stress coping techniques include lashing out in anger, binge drinking, overeating, drugs, heavy procrastination, self-sabotage and withdrawal. When he generally does not seem to care if you are happy, he does not really care about you. Is he nice to your difficult grandmother or cranky sister?
If you are together for the long term, you are both going to get old.
She can HEAR you. Your lives together will never be dull. Does she LOOK like a male cat to you? Watch to see if he tells whoppers to other people. It's so much more annoying when you're not up front about it.
He is invested in your happiness. If you are the one who's always throwing down, that's no good. If you are constantly unsure of what his feelings are, or he doesn't make you feel secure in some way, ain't nobody got time for that. That being said, we try to only support quality programs, materials and content.
If your relationship continues, you will eventually be combining at least some of your money. You spend a lot of time trying to justify to friends why it's the right decision to break up with him.