In Norwood's books, she pays a lot of attention to the problem of co-dependence in a relationship. Many of us may be madly in love with a man without even realizing how negatively this blind love affects our health and welfare.
7 signs that you love your man too much and it is destroying your life
1. Most of your conversations with friends revolve around him
Whatever you say, it always starts with "he."
2. You put up with all his mistakes
You blame your partner's bad temper, rudeness, or indifference on his difficult childhood and often try on the role of his therapist.
3. You hope that he will change for the better
You may not like many of his character traits or behavior, but you still clinging to the hope that someday he will change for you.
4. You have lots of insecurities
You believe that you have countless flaws that you need to work on all the time.
5. You are trying to gain control over his life
You may praise him for some of his actions, but in reality, it's all just manipulation and attempts to make him do what you want.
6. You always put his needs first
When you constantly think about the comfort and welfare of other people, you start living their lives instead of your own.
7. You can't say "no"
Learn to rely more on yourself and less on other people. Don't accept your man's offers or agree with everything he says just to please him. Think about your opinion and needs.
Ironically, the less you need the man, the better partner you are for him and the healthier your relationship will become. You should be more interested in yourself rather than your significant other. Also, it's better not to pick a life partner you want to change for you.
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