Underestimating People Never Works
There is an interesting ideology entertained by certain women regarding “training your man.” While the assumption is that since men are clueless about many of women’s wants and needs, they consequently need appropriate instruction. You can see how this can easily take a wrong turn, and how demeaning to a male it can be. (To be fair, men can have a similar outlook on their mates, but in either case, this mentality converts the relationship into a nasty game.) Placing many rules and expectations on your beau sets the foundation for an unhealthy relationship and can backfire big-time. Let’s look at a few ways we can trap our guy in this proverbial box.
Critiquing your guy can diminish him and the integrity of your relationship. If mates feel like no matter what they do, they will be judged and found wanting, they will eventually stop trying and lose all respect in the relationship. Focus on appreciating your partner, as this attitude can easily motivate him to be a better person, instead of making him feel resentful about your constant judgment.
Placing high demands on your partner puts pressure and strain on your relationship, and is likely, again, to cause resentment. While you both may rely on one another for certain things, it is unfair for one partner to expect the moon from the other when they themselves aren’t delivering the same in the partnership. It’s important to love your partner for the whole package—faults and all. If he happens to want to change for the better because he loves you, well that’s just icing on the cake!
“Keep your partner happy by being happy yourself.” – Blythe ext. 5339
Keeping your guy on a tight leash usually ends up suffocating him, and demonstrates a lack of trust on your part. If you don’t trust your partner enough to go about his daily life without your constant meddling, you probably shouldn’t be with him. Relationships are not about controlling one another, but about exploring life together and being able to allow one another to exist independently and individually as well as a couple.
No Room to Breathe
Everyone needs their own space to live their life to the fullest, and even an outstanding couple needs their separate and individual time to do what their happiness dictates. Allowing time apart will provide perspective on why you are in love and have chosen to be a part of one another’s lives.
Have Him Pegged?
Labeling people denies them the chance to prove, or live, otherwise with you. When you project your opinions and expectations on your partner, you have already written the story. Instead of assuming you know all sides of him and all future reactions, give spontaneity a try. People can sense open-mindedness as easily as judgment. If you both feel the freedom to act openly and honestly everyday, there’s no telling how many amazing surprises may be in store for your relationship.
“The only person you can change is yourself. Learn to accept others as they are or move on.” – Rivers ext. 5273
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4 thoughts on “Don’t Put Your Man in a Box”
lacubanita75 pisze:I think leo and ccenar is a good match. I’m a ccenar and my best friend is a leo, and I haven’t found anyone that I match as well with. Unless, it’s a capricorn (other bestie), but even then not to the same extent usually.I’ve met leo guys and I think they appreciate that able to see past their manly and sometimes show-offy ways .to who they really are. They really aren’t aggressive like that, they are genuinely nice and caring people. I think they have good intentions. Sigh, I dunno lol. Just try it out with a ccenar you get along with and see if what I say plays into action.From my expereince sagg and leo is good, but aries and leo is NOT. Like, it can be at first cuz the aries appreciates the leo and stuff usually, and well the leo loves that^^, BUT eventually the aries will want to change the leo too much and the leo just can’t handle it They both have incredibly strong egos, as in, they like to be prideful of themselves so it’s hard for them to let go of some things sometimes in an argument such as..their point of view lol. So yeah, watch out for that. And power struggles and trying to dominate the other and stuff sometimes, too.Leo and Scorpio is pretty good as well, cuz the Scorpio usually loves the leo a lot (depending on the leo if the leo is TOO attention needy and seems to be fake, the scorpio will be nowhere around someone like that) But on the other hand if they’re not, they will be very loyal to the leo, and the leo wil appreciate that. JUST don’t FLIRT leo. If you flirt .that’s the end of it. Try to keep it under control. Lol. Seriously, the scorpio is very sensitive though strong and determined. Try to understand your scorpio guy and see where he’s coming from. He will adore you, but he still expects a lot from you.
Constantly checking on his whereabouts will push him away and give him all the power in the relationship.
Your articles just continue to get better and better…..and again, everything in this article rings TRUE !!!!
Well done, Alina !!!
Excellent and concise advice for *both* partners to incorporate.