25 Things That MUST be Learned in Relationships

  1. If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
  2. Give him space…let him go out with the boys. Don’t pressure him to spend time with you. You can’t force a man to hang out with you.
  3. Don’t fall for the “I’m not the loving type.” When a man loves you there is nothing in this world (within reason) that he wouldn’t do for you.
  4. All men are NOT dogs.
  5. If you don’t love yourself you can’t love anyone else.
  6. You cannot mend someone else’s broken heart.
  7. You need time to heal between relationships…there’s nothing cute about baggage. Deal with your issues BEFORE pursuing a new relationship.
  8. Everyone you date is not Mr. Right…don’t be so eager to give your heart away.
  9. Never become your man’s “therapist”.
  10. When actions and words conflict, believe the actions, as they really do speak louder than words.
  11. Compatibility in terms of educational attainment, values, beliefs, personal and career goals and socioeconomic status ARE important. If you’re not a thug, don’t date one!
  12. If you want to know how he will treat you, pay attention to how he treats women, not just his mother.
  13. Demand respect and if he can’t give it to you, he can’t have you!
  14. Love is a verb…
  15. Never let a man define who you are.
  16. Never “borrow” someone else’s man.
  17. Just because he says he loves you doesn’t mean that he won’t hurt you and it doesn’t mean you are suppose to be with him.
  18. Know that you deserve to be the number one person in the life of the number one person on your life.
  19. Stop making excuses for him and his behavior.
  20. If a relationship ends because a man is not treating you as you deserve to be treated, then HELL NO…you can’t be friends. A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend.
  21. NEVER settle.
  22. If he keeps changing his mind about the relationship, please take it as a BIG sign that he is unstable. Do you really want to be with a man that can’t make a decision?
  23. Don’t stay because you think it will get better. You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
  24. Don’t fall for the “I’m confused” excuse. Remove yourself from the situation to let him figure things out, but don’t sit and wait for him…move on.
  25. If he cheated with you, he will cheat on you.

This week’s blog was inspired by personal experience and recent discussions with a friend regarding her relationship. I hope you find it instrumental in making relationship decisions that’s best for you.



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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.