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This week now we have a man who doesn’t like that his girlfriend smokes weed, so he proposed to her…
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I’ve been with this woman for over a 12 months, and regardless of how a lot we compromise she continues to do what she claimed she wouldn’t. After New Year’s, it was her decision to quit smoking weed, however she shortly modified her thoughts. I really feel prefer it’s killing me each time she does it. She couldn’t even discuss to me after smoking the final time.
So, I took her to the place she spoke about once we first met, proposed, and put my coronary heart and soul fully on the market. I requested her to decide on me or medication, and I’ve but to listen to from her. She usually waits a number of days to reply, however there’s solely a lot stress I can deal with! And she claims I’m stressing her out with “my guidelines.” I really feel as if I’m being manipulated, however I like her a lot I’d do something for her. Could she be taking my love, time, and belief as a right? Should I block all contact data, transfer on, and deal with myself?
She’s damaged my belief loads up to now, whether or not it was her going out or doing issues she had promised she would by no means do. She at all times comes again operating into my arms, however she hasn’t texted me nor talked to me since yesterday, and it has me feeling as if she’s dishonest or selecting a drug over me. I really feel as if I’m strolling by this blind and he or she’s being as belligerent as potential.
Not So High Guy
Hey Not So High Guy:
You say it “kills you” every time she smokes weed, however I’m guessing because you’ve solely been collectively for a 12 months that she did this earlier than you began courting. Did you go into this anticipating her to alter for you? Were you beneath some bizarre assumption you might “repair” her horrible non-addiction to a non-habit forming substance? Whether you pressured her into her decision or not (it sounds such as you did), it’s her decision and she will be able to do no matter she needs. It’s not her responsibility to attempt to squeeze into the mildew you’ve set forth. She simply doesn’t match.
So you determined to suggest… Wrong transfer, dude! You don’t like who she is, so that you ask her to marry you? That doesn’t make any sense. Doubling down is just not the way you repair issues in a relationship! On high of that, your proposal was an ultimatum, and a fairly judgmental one at that. Instead of a candy, romantic gesture, you supplied her some sort of plea cut price deal. Like you’ll forgive her for her “transgressions” if she’s keen to reside beneath your rule. No surprise she hasn’t responded but. She’s not manipulating you, NSHG, and he or she’s not taking your love, time, or belief as a right. She in all probability simply isn’t certain if she needs to marry somebody who acts like her probation officer on a regular basis, telling her what she will be able to and may’t do for the remainder of her life. Nobody needs that, even if you happen to imply them effectively.
She’s extra of a free spirit who likes to exit and get excessive each every so often, and also you’re extra of a straight edge, good-clean-fun kinda man. Both forms of persons are completely high quality, however they hardly ever combine effectively. I imply, at this level she’s in all probability very conscious that you simply don’t like her smoking weed, but she continues to do it anyway. I’m thinkin’ thats your cue to maneuver on, not push more durable. Also, you clearly have some management points which might be value addressing. Hell, you’ll be able to’t even give her some house to consider your life-altering proposal/deal with out assuming she’s off getting excessive and banging another dude! Stop seeing everybody else as rule breakers that don’t adhere to your preferences and begin seeing individuals for who they are surely: imperfect beings which might be simply on the lookout for somebody to just accept them. Some of them shall be an excellent match for you, and others gained’t.
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