How much do you know about each other? Have you ever been to his place, where he lives? Where and how did you two meet? Have you ever spoken over the phone to one another? When you say you spend most every week-end hanging out do you mean like a Fri. or Sat. afternoon?View Thread
Sometimes it may be better if a child does not inform their parents that they plan on moving out. Although most parents should be expecting this, and some probably look forward to it.
It doesn't sound as though your parents have your best interests at heart. Almost selfish on their part. If you just graduated high school I'm sure they are very concerned with choices you'll be making and what is often referred to as 'the real world' challenges along with its dangers.
In 2004 I was in need of a roommate to help with the cost of living. The only ones in the same situation were of the opposite sex(male) and my fiance put a kabosh to that. Not acceptable, and my fiance lived 3 hrs away from me. I understood his reasoning after thinking more of his concerns and values as we discussed things further.
For me, I feel that if there is not an opposite sex roommate situation already at hand when the relationship begins that after one begins it is not acceptable.View Thread
In my relationship I always say thank you and show my appreciation in small subtle ways. When my partner doesn't say thank you(which is far too often) I will sometimes say 'You're welcome', that prompts a thank you. Or If I show appreciation or say thank you I'll say "See how I did that". It's just a small reminder or teaching skill for him.
I do agree how DfromSpencer described the subtle ways men show appreciation and love for their spouse. If a person didn't grow up with this modeled in their lives it's a whole new skill to learn. Women included.View Thread
Not that long ago I watched a YouTube video titled 'Why your relationship instincts may be wrong' by Kim & Steve Cooper. It describes this very thing and how we need to learn healthier relationship skills. It also points out what and how we are teaching (our) future generations. I'm hoping she, your wife, does recognize your efforts. At the onset she may not know what to think of it or how to respond.View Thread