But in my experience and most of my friends' experiences, cheating doesn't happen just once.
In a relationship, you want someone who will be honest with you about their past, present and what they want in the future.If a person can't compromise with you on things, it's pretty clear they only have their best interests at heart.I have been in an exclusive relationship with a man for 6 months now. I had major surgery and he stood by me, slept in the hospital, and took care of me at my worst for my 3-week recovery. Yet he says all the important people in his life know about us (family, close friends, few of which he has) and that he doesn’t want to be with anyone else. We already have exactly what a relationship is and he “checks in” with me even though I don’t ask that of him.I don’t know if I should wait and see, since what we have is basically the committed relationship – until he made the comment that I m not his girlfriend, everything was great. Even his friends address me as his girlfriend and he doesn’t correct them, so why can’t he say the words to me? –Kris If he’s acting like a boyfriend, what’s the harm of calling you his girlfriend? And I can understand why it’s mystifying and why you’d be tempted to run.Yes, we are exclusive, and everything seemed and felt right, but I feel like he negated everything we have had now and feel like maybe I shouldn’t trust him. Personally, I’m of two minds about the whole thing.Being with someone who does not respect you will never end well, and you'll be miserable.The person you're with should respect you as a person and as a woman.Superficial stuff aside, there are some really important qualities that every partner should have.You’re an amazing person, and you deserve to be treated like a queen by the person you’re dating. Basically though, I was blindsided the other day because after everything, he said that I am not his “girlfriend” and he doesn’t want the expectations that come with the title.He tells me to please be patient, that he’s never been with a woman like me, one who trusts and loves unconditionally and makes him feel good when he’s with me, yet he says he’s not with me with the whole girlfriend/boyfriend thing!