In relationships, “game playing” has existed for decades. People are competitively attempting to win an unspoken contest for the chance at love, but at what point do the games get old? When is it time to actually say what you want and/or are feeling? Here are a few good reasons to leave the games to the children and attempt to date like an adult.
I Said No, I Mean Yes! #nomaam #nosir
- Often enough, denial seems like the best way to protect yourself from something you think is potentially harmful. “No I don’t like him,” is what your mouth says, when your heart is really saying “I’m falling for him.” Instead of pretending that your emotions don’t exist, try honesty. If you’re bold enough to be honest about what you desire and feel, you just might get what you want. If you don’t, then at least you won’t have to live with the what-ifs or regrets.
I Got A Big Ego! #nomaam #nosir
- When you have an inflated sense of self, you are susceptible to launching a relationship full of “tit-for-tat” behaviors – because he did this, I’ll do this. With supposed points to prove and lessons to teach, you become passive aggressive in your attempts to resolve issues. This could cause even more problems in the relationship. Stop the madness! Be true to yourself by being unguarded and sincere. Your big ego could cause you to suffer a bigger loss.
Ignore! #nomaam #nosir
- They said something that made you upset, so instead of talking about it you cut off all communication for days or weeks at a time. True enough, you may need a cooling off period, but more than a day could be is excessive. Communication is often identified to be the crux of a long and healthy relationship. Don’t ignore them or the issue. Learn to have better communication with your mate.
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By Treshelle Chambliss