In the beginning they were much more influenced by my words and my power and complied with what I wanted.
But after the 1-year drop, they become more dominant, more readily resistant to my power, and instead do whatever they wanted, whenever, without any regard to my emotions. I've tried everything, and no amount of logic or trying to frame things as "we're a team" works or changes the situation.
Their charm fades, they become comfortable, and and then the real selfish, arrogant, dramatic, neurotic sides come out.
Whether you call it “dating” or something else, all partners should agree on a definition and the same ground rules for the relationship.
They just don't care and instead they try to justify their rude behavior instead of showing empathy toward me and understanding why their rude behavior makes me mad and why I cannot tolerate it.
They want to get their way, and they could give a fuck less about what they say or do to try and get under my skin.
At loveisrespect, we define “dating” as two (or possibly more than two! The relationship may be sexual, but it doesn’t have to be.
It may be serious or casual, straight or gay, committed or open, short-term or long-term.