Terez Williamson is the founder of Smartly Smitten, where he shares relationship advice centered around self-love and respect. He is also the author of the ebook Minimalism and Relationships: Consume Less, Love More. You can follow Terez on twitter at terez07.
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April 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm #31276
It seems you and your partner may want very different things. You’ve heard from a “mutual friend” what your partner wants out of your relationship, but you should ask your boyfriend directly.
Let me also recommend a great book with practical advice on how to determine whether you should try to stay and improve your relationship, or move on. It’s entitled “The Four Factors” by Ron Gentile. I truly believe this little book can provide you with some valuable insights.
Wishing you all the best!April 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm #31275
Without a doubt being unceremoniously dumped can be painful. Yet as you so beautifully put it, when we let go of the past, we open ourselves up to the future with all its exciting possibilities.April 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm #30441
“Love doesn’t translate into a relationship.”
Yvette, your insight is so spot on!
In my experience, whenever someone puts a condition on their love, the root issue isn’t about love at all. It’s about control. True love is each partner choosing to accept the other’s eccentricities, flaws, and character quirks – then deciding to work together to create and maintain a relationship.
Great topic that certainly needs more discussion!April 3, 2013 at 11:31 pm #30438
That was such a cowardly way to end your relationship! I completely agree with Kelly that the way a person ends a relationship reveals much about their character.
I know you may still be hurting, but please think of this person as doing you a tremendous favor by providing you with the opportunity to create a relationship with another, mature adult.
Wishing you much love and success,