Taking the other partner for granted is one of the main (reasons) why many relationships (end). You can avoid being taken for granted (in relationships with men) by NOT making some of the mistakes we’ve listed below.
1. DON’T ALWAYS BE THE ONE INITIATING CALLS
Avoid initiating a call every time you feel that both of you were not able to talk for quite some time. He should also call you from time to time and try to schedule a date so that both of you can meet and have a face-to-face conversation every now and then.
2. DON’T LET PHONE CALLS DRAG ON AND ON
If you feel that you need to initiate a call, do not (let conversations drag on) so long when talking…over the phone. Men (know how to) call their girlfriends if they “really” want to know how they are doing…
3. DON’T LET THE CONVERSATION BE ONE-SIDED
If…you’re the only one who’s asking…how he is doing, then it could be unfair on your side. A loving relationship needs a healthy balance coming from both partners who truly care and love one another.
4. DON’T BE HIS LAST MINUTE PLANS
Be aware that any guy who really wants to spend his time with you should also inquire about your free time. (And guys you date should inquire about your free time well before the intended date. If he’s calling you Friday night for a date Friday night…he’s taken advantage, and you’re being too available).
5. DON’T OVER INDULGE YOUR LOVER
Avoid pampering your boyfriend all the time such as offering services or favors especially for him. This may make him (feel) too secure, confident and comfortable in the relationship (and) could (have) a negative impact.
Offering too much emotional care and attention could also send a negative and wrong signal to the man that you’re with. Avoid allowing him to feel that he can get everything what he wants from you.
(List adapted from Trusted Dating Site Advisory)
Men are hunters, and very much enjoy a good chase! Dish out affection and ‘favors’ sparingly. He should understand that working for you will net rewards…BUT in no way can he get your heart…nurturing…time…or sex without putting in work!
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