Dating a good man
I find lately that any time I write an article outlining certain traits of men or how we "should" or "shouldn’t" act in a relationship (I have to be careful with those words because people often accuse me of telling everyone how to act…) that I get plenty of backlash from those who disagree with what I'm saying because men do not realistically act in these ways.
First thing's first: Good men act in these ways.
If you feel like you’re waiting for him to come home more than you’re actually with him, it’s time to step back and take another look at where your relationship is going.6. If you're with a man who is complacent in life and love, puts no effort into you or the relationship, then it’s time to re-evaluate.
If he is doing this, he's purposely attempting to lower your self-worth so you won't feel confident enough to leave him. This should not be ignored.*Note: This is assuming you haven’t done anything that would make him suspicious or betrayed his trust.3. A sign of a person’s confidence in themselves is how they help to support the ambition of others.
It's his way of trying to control you and it's emotional abuse. A good man will always be willing to help and support those around him and will never be discouraging or insulting.4.
A man should have have a network and individuality, sure.
But there is a difference between leading an active social life, and knocking the woman in your life further and further down your priority list. They’re supposed to enhance your life, not complicate it.
A man or woman should be with you because they value and appreciate who you are, not what you do or how well you sell yourself to them.5.
While a relationship shouldn’t be someone’s entire life, it's certainly a large part of it.
I’ve heard too many stories about women who constantly get cast aside for "guy’s night" or something similar.
A good man will recognize your value; he will not make you feel the need to prove it to him.
The minute you feel that you have to prove your worth to the person you’re with is the minute you’ll know to walk away.
If you are going to put an asterisk on behavior that's to be expected from well-adjusted, emotionally stable, good man, then you're not dating a good man. In a healthy relationship, there is no need to hide anything. But that doesn’t mean your partner has the right to snoop through them if you happen to leave your phone around or your computer open.Here are a few things that should make you strap on a jet pack and full throttle it in the other direction:1. A good man will never take jabs at your appearance in a way that's demeaning to you or makes you feel badly about yourself. Someone who does this is showing a massive insecurity on their part and is likely projecting their own infidelities and issues onto you.