Explain what you want from the relationship. «Dating» can mean many things. If you only want casual dating, and/ or a exclusive relationship, you need to tell him.
Understand that he won’t necessarily change immediately. However, if you’ve been together for a long time and it’s still happening, then you need to have a talk about the relationship.
Don’t be hard on yourself. Dating isn’t about winning or losing, it’s about finding a match that works. It’s not that he doesn’t like you. He could be immature. Some people can’t handle being with one person all the time. Maybe he doesn’t want the same sort of relationship as you.
Be willing to dump a boyfriend that isn’t making you happy. You do not need a man in your life to be a successful woman. If you are sticking to a boyfriend that doesn’t meet your emotional needs because you don’t want to be without a boyfriend, you’re doing yourself a disfavor.
If you don’t like having a relationship that is not exclusive, dump him and get yourself someone who will be. If your boyfriend doesn’t want to date you, and only you, there’s probably nothing you can do or say to change his mind, and you don’t have the power to control his actions. You have every right to be the only girl in his life, and if that’s what you want, you need to find a boyfriend who will treat you that way.
Be calm. OK, he’s unfaithful. Explain to him that you don’t like it, state your reasons for not liking it, and it ought to be OK.
Listen to him. Sure, you might think his reasons are rubbish, but you won’t know until you talk to him. He might not even know that you don’t like the fact that he’s unfaithful!
Don’t be an idiot. Love can make girls and women put up with behavior no sane person should put up with. Trusting a boyfriend who has proven to be untrustworthy is stupid. If he loves you enough, he would treat you like you deserve.
Do not think you can change him. He might change, but not because you want him to. Don’t settle by thinking you’ll nurture him from toad to prince. It rarely works and leaves the woman frustrated and the man resentful.
Don’t ignore him or treat him badly. He will probably be more likely to stray if you ignore him.
If he dates other people, that can mean he has multiple sexual partners. This means you are at greater risk of emotional heartbreak, STDs, and complicated situations.
On the other hand, don’t lavish him with attention. Some guys find that way too clingy and obsessive. Don’t go there. Just go for the easy middle road.
Don’t blame him immediately. You might think it’s his fault, but in fact it could be somebody else or you do not know the whole story.
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