You might wind up alone and heartbroken, but if you stick to your boundariesin the beginning, and the relationship winds up being over closer to when it began, the difference is that you'll still have your self-esteem and confidence intact. You'll have more inner-strength because you stood up for what you believed in and the way you know you deserve to be treated.
You'll have saved yourself a lot of wasted time and energy you could be using with the guy who's right for you, the real thing, instead of hanging onto what you know in your heart is more about your dream of what this relationship could be rather than what it actually is today. Because if he doesn't respect your boundaries when you set them, he's not going to respect you.
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Jane Garapick knows firsthand what it's like to have a broken heart, a broken dream and a broken you. She writes about adventures on the rocky road to finding Mr. Right at www.gettingtotruelove.com.
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