Here Is How To Spot Mr. Wrong
Dating is a very tough and scary thing sometimes. And, we don't always see the obvious...like if he is not the right person for us.
In a recent survey on "toxic dating" from Opinion Research Corp., 35% of U.S. adults say they have dated a "jerk" and 33% have dated a "creep." Overall, 21% of those surveyed have had dating experiences they describe as "toxic." Julia Sokol, the author of the relationship book "Help! I'm in Love With a Narcissist," offers 10 ways to help you identify Mr. or Ms. Wrong -- that unspecial someone who may be toxic to you. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you often feel as though you are doing most of the work to keep the relationship going and your partner happy?
- Do you feel that nobody is thinking about you and what makes you happy?
- Is your relationship completely organized around your partner's interests, schedules, and activities (or lack thereof)?
- Do you feel controlled by your partner's up and down moods?
- Do other people tell you that your partner is "difficult," "selfish" and "self-absorbed?"
- Do you find yourself covering up for your partner's inappropriate behavior?
- Is your partner making unilateral decisions that affect your life and well being, such as telling you, "We need to move to Belize?"
- Is your sense of safety and security regularly threatened by your partner's impulsive, selfish behavior?
- Do you feel like a slave to your partner's ego?
- Is everything always about your partner (with your needs and priorities obliterated)?
[via: Opinion Research Corp.]