6. I will not date someone who controls me on his/her terms.
You can do better than that. Trust me. If you look closely, you will realize if your partner is controlling or not. If he/she is, you should not let that control go on for long. You are equally invested in the relationship, and every decision regarding your relationship should be mutually decided upon.
If you try to instigate your own opinions and they simply ignore or downplay it, you must know your partner is having an upper hand in the relationship.
7. I will abandon a relationship as soon as I realize it’s abusive.
Abuse can come in both overt and covert forms. Your partner might just be abusing you for years without you knowing what it all means. Abusive partners are great at convincing you that they are extremely sorry for their mistakes and will mend everything with time, just to keep you around. Sadly, this changed behavior will never come about.
If you find yourself, constantly questioning your self-worth, your happiness, your mental peace and constantly compromising your needs, desires to satisfy the demands of your partner, then you are in the wrong kind of a relationship.
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8. I will not always play the savior to people in distress.
Everyone has their own share of issues and distress. That does not mean, you are going to be the angel for all of them and jeopardize your own happiness.
You have your own emotional and psychological problems. Tend to that before you save others from their misery.
9. I will not compromise my boundaries for anyone.
Your boundaries should be universal and non-negotiable. On no account will you ever expand the lines of your boundary.
For that, you need to have a strict demeanor that you cannot excuse your boundaries at no cost. People with integrity will always respect your space, no matter how harsh it is on them.
Remember, the way you respond to someone’s behavior towards you is the way you are teaching them to treat you. Make wise choices.