By Lori Bizzoco | Yahoo Contributor Network – Mon, Sep 16, 2013 5:39 PM EDT
Sometimes, you’re faced with challenges in your life, and you’re forced to make a decision. But there are times when your boyfriend might not agree with what you say; he gets upset, and now, you’re stuck wondering if you made the right choice. Suddenly, you’re making judgments that you normally wouldn’t make just to keep him happy or avoid an argument.
Stop right there! Remember that we make the choices we do because we’re trying to make our personal lives better. You have to do what’s best for you. Next time you’re faced with a decision and you’re considering picking your partner’s first choice instead of your own, ask yourself these five questions:
1. What’s really best for me? If you ignore your gut because it doesn’t agree with your partner, you’re only hurting yourself. “If you let your significant other make too many decisions, then you aren’t expressing your own preferences and desires,” says relationship counselor Carl G. Hindy, Ph.D. “The best relationships involve understanding one another’s needs and wishes, sharing and supporting each other, and helping one another fulfill them. If you don’t speak up, you are short-circuiting the most important piece of your love life.” Continue Reading