Within seconds, I receive comments like: As a trustworthy guy, a happily married man, and a dating coach who has helped thousands of women find love, I tend to take such false statements personally. I should know that these women are in pain, that they don’t mean what they say, that they’re just venting and looking for support. That’s why I strongly encourage you to take my quiz: “Do You Attract the Wrong Men?
But I have to admit something that’s hard for me to say out loud: I sometimes feel like I’m going crazy, too. That it’s one thing to feel hurt; it’s quite another to believe that one entire gender is so bad that no couples in the world are actually happy. The second I contradict the narrative that men are scumbags, I have revealed myself to be part of the problem: just another patronizing guy who doesn’t understand women. So from one flawed human being to another: I am always open to learning what I can do better to get different results, and I hope you are, too.
They usually start out like most relationships, full of excitement and happiness and that warm fuzzy feeling that takes hold when you start dating someone who you share strong chemistry with.
As time goes on, however, Maybe you don’t want to admit that you’re in a toxic relationship.
Anyone who has been in a serious relationship knows that relationships are not about eliminating conflict, but about managing it.
How do you decide then, whether your partner is meeting the standards of the person you should be with in the long-term?