6. Gluttony: You're too needy. Your partner shouldn’t need to prove his love. "Having him jump through hoops doesn't give you the proof you're looking for," they write. In fact, it'll probably drive him away. Instead, "give him a chance to woo you. And if there's some chemistry, don't be so quick to find fault." 5 Ways To Stop Being A Needy Girlfriend
7. Greed: You love the money, not the man. You can't have a successful relationship with a bank account. Plus, "if he treats you just like another possession, you may find yourself replaced by someone" else. So what should you look for in a man? According to Brown and Brown, "his ability to love, trust, commit, respect and live his life desiring you." Learning To Love The Man, Not His Money
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The bottom line is that it's easy to find a reason to break up with someone, and if you're stuck in a negative mindset, you'll do just that. According to Brown and Brown, "dating should be fun. It should be a personal growth experience. And most of all it should teach you to discern which traits in a man make you happy." Amen to that.
Check out the rest of Josie Brown and Martin Brown's advice in their book, The Complete Idiot's Guide To Finding Mr. Right.
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Josie Brown and Martin Brown are relationship journalists who serve as co-editorial directors for the internationally syndicated column John Gray's Mars Venus Advice, as well as editors of the Relationships Channel for SingleMindedWomen.com. Their articles have appeared in Redbook and Complete Woman, as well as AOL's Women Channel, Yahoo.com's Personals Channel, Divorce360.com, WeTV.com, eHarmony.com, askmen.com, affluentmale.com and numerous news and media outlets.