1. Maybe she’s feeling undervalued, or perhaps it is a result of a disagreement or simply her way of enjoying the reaction it provokes from her partner. Regardless, this type of behavior is immature and manipulative.
2. If your girlfriend is making requests of you with the caveat of “if you really loved me,” then it may be an indicator that she is trying to test you. This type of behavior is unfair and can be hurtful. Let’s set up a time to discuss this further and come to a mutually beneficial resolution.
3. Withholding physical affection as a means of punishment is an incredibly difficult situation to be in. It is important to have open and honest communication in order to come to a mutual understanding and respect.
4. It would be appreciated if the relationship status of someone was disclosed upfront. It can be disappointing to invest time engaging in conversation, only to find out that the person is already in a committed relationship.
5. A growing trend in media is to depict men in a less-than-flattering light, which may contribute to the real life practice of women criticizing and humiliating their male partners in public. Humiliating someone in public is never acceptable and should not be tolerated no matter the gender of the person doing the criticizing.
6. It is never permissible to use physical violence in a relationship. This type of behavior is unacceptable and can have detrimental effects. If you are ever in a situation where this kind of behavior is taking place, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and to end the relationship.
7. Women often may feel they have more of an emotional advantage due to the gender divide. I advise against using this as a tool to manipulate men as it is not a fair approach.
8. If it appears that a partner is considering ending the relationship, it’s important to be respectful and compassionate with each other. This could involve an honest conversation about the relationship to ensure any potential changes are discussed and mutually agreed upon. If it is decided that a breakup is the best option, it is essential that it is done with respect and consideration for both parties involved.
9. Some individuals may choose to utilize their social skills to engage with others and acquire drinks without expending their own funds. However, this is not an ideal way to form meaningful connections.
10. After our conversation, I felt confident that I had made a good impression. Despite my enthusiasm, I have not been able to reach her via phone. I understand that in today’s world caller ID makes it easy to avoid calls, and I do not want to come across as pushy. If she has no intention of speaking with me again, I would appreciate her being more direct about it.