by Kiri Blakeley
You want to hold him accountable for an action he doesn’t want to be held accountable for.
1. You want to talk about the relationship and he doesn’t.
2. You have become more emotionally attached to him than he wanted and he begins to feel overwhelmed and guilty.
3. You are demanding relationship boundaries, such as asking him to cut ties with an ex or call you if he’s going to be late, and he doesn’t want those boundaries.
4. You want to push the relationship forward, he doesn’t.
5. He hurt your feelings in some way and you let him know it.
6. You want to hold him accountable for an action he doesn’t want to be held accountable for.
7. You catch him or suspect him of cheating or disrespecting the relationship and confront him.
8. You want sex when he doesn’t want it or vice versa.
9. He broke up with you and you’d like an explanation for it.
10. You become emotional, raise your voice, or become angry.
11. You confront a woman he’s sleeping with or otherwise being disrespectful with.
12. Your behavior is too aggressive, assertive, or your words too opinionated for what is convenient for him to deal with.
13. You stand up for yourself in a way that makes him feel threatened or uncomfortable.
14. You want him to do his fair share of child caring or housework and he doesn’t want to.
15. You want to work on or improve the relationship and he doesn’t.
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