- TO DEFINE THE RELATIONSHIP
Look, wanting to DTR within a week of dating someone is a bit crazy, but if you’ve been dating for months and you’re still hovering around Relationship Town without a goal in mind, then you have every right to know if your partner actually wants to make things official or if you should take your business elsewhere.
- TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON WHAT THEY’RE UP TO
You’re an official couple. You have a right to know why your partner’s been AWOL for days. They owe you some respect, to say the least! You don’t have to live in each other’s pockets, but you shouldn’t be called clingy for asking where they were.
- TO GIVE YOU SOME SPACE
If your partner wants to see you every waking moment, that might feel like too much. You have a right to ask for a bit of space and take some for yourself. If they can’t handle that, then they’re clingy and codependent. Your partner should never try to make you feel bad for needing some time to do your thing without them, especially if you’re open with them about what you’re doing.
- TO HELP YOU OUT SOMETIMES
You shouldn’t feel like you’re all alone in your relationship, otherwise, what’s the point of being in one? If you can’t ask your partner to help you with something—like, say, changing your flat tire when you’re stuck on the highway—without being made to feel like a loser or selfish, they’re toxic! You need to have support from your partner and you should feel like a team.
- TO OPEN UP ABOUT THEIR PAST RELATIONSHIPS
While you might want to avoid ex conversations on the first few dates, you should eventually be able to jump into your previous relationships without it being a big deal. I mean, you can learn a lot about your partner from their previous love stories. If they’re super private about their exes, then you have to wonder why. Could they be hiding something?
- TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP WHEN THEY’RE COMING OVER
It’s interesting how some people get offended if you ask them to drop you a text before coming over unannounced, but you have things to do and they should respect that you’re not going to be available all the time.
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