My boyfriend always lectures me
I was at dinner with a friend a few weeks ago, and she was telling me how her relationship with her partner was going. One of the things that she was happy to report was that her partner has been getting better at not immediately offering advice when she is talking about her day. I remember so clearly his surprise when he said:. We had a good laugh over it, but he was genuinely baffled by the behavior.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: 7 Signs of an "Emotionally Abusive Relationship" (All Women MUST WATCH)
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The reader wrote:. I feel like there are so many things I will never be able to share with him because he would judge me so severely. He asks probing questions about the details, acts very cold and mean to me, and I walk away feeling horrible about myself.
Good for her. I have a very different philosophy, which is why I refuse to coach women with boyfriends. So why are you trying so hard to preserve something that causes you so much pain?
I actually had one woman get really angry at me last week when I refused to take her money and offered her free advice about her emotionally withholding alpha male boyfriend. I told her that she may be all anxious about whether he proposes or not, but that she should be cautious if she gets the ring she so desperately covets. This made her very angry, of course, and she hung up on me.
Having dating a series of judgmental but kind women, I decided in that this would be the 1 quality I sought in a partner — a woman who accepts me as I am. Its not always easy to just get up and walk away, especially from someone who has taken a huge toll on your self-esteem but you MUST maybe not tomorrow but ASAP. Spot on. You are exactly right. The woman who wrote to Ms. Hax could have been me, two years ago, and I even wonder if this woman is dating my ex-boyfriend, she described him so well!
He was extremely judgmental, mean-spirited, cold, always could find fault with MY behavior but heaven forbid that I EVER point out a shortcoming with him, oh heavens no, Mr.
A judgmental, nasty boyfriend is going to be a judgmental, nasty husband. And once I did that, it made weeding out the jerks, alot easier. If I spotted what I thought to be a judgmental profile, I moved right along. If a guy sounded judgmental and too much like he always had to be right, I moved along. I hope the writer listened to Ms Hax and you if she reads your blog and moves on. I have left this judgemental man a number of times through out theses years praying for a change.
I have a son with with tjis stubborn mule, thats the only bond now. Now i am leavibg him for good moving to another state. My son will be 18 and wants to stay eith him my biggest fear us what this man is teaching him.
I spent a year being judged and picked apart by my girlfriend whom I loved deeply. Unfortunately over time her Superiority complex began to emerge. Then when she finally did return my calls, she would tell me I was lucky she was even speaking to me and proceed to lecture me for hours about my imperfections, demeaning me for the way I dressed, and a laundry list of ways that I did not meet her her approval.
Everything became an ultimatum. Thank God I woke up. This type of person never learned how to love unconditionally. Classic Narcissist. Let them go and find someone who can appreciate you and enjoys celebrating your goodness, despite whatever imperfections you may have.
Not even as a friend because they will twist the most innocent things into something sinister and they will drain your energy. Wish them well and let them go. I went through the same with an ex. I allowed his comments emotionally destroyed me at one point. It was extremely confusing. There are many reasons why people end up with judgmental mates.
My ex-husband was not that way at first but became that way over a few years. Perhaps you could rephrase in a way that is direct but not so negative.
If I wanted a life coach, career coach, etiquette consultant, or whatever else, I would pay for one. Relationships can take a very high emotional toll on both men and women, and sometimes it takes enormous insight and a very good therapist to help people get to the root of why they get into bad relationships. I agree fully. Spot on, Evan. Why try to sustain any relationship that brings one pain? NO, no, no! You nailed it right on the head, Anonymous. It always felt like I was walking on eggshells.
Finally, one day, I had just had enough. I am in no mood to discuss this since you have such a contrary attitude currently. That was it. I saw red. And guess what. Or the next day. I decided, enough. I am done. If he wants to repair the relationship, he can contact me. I am done being verbally abused. Because of his past and present anger issues, family and friends told me to stay away, not take his calls any longer.
Please leave me alone, I consider our friendship beyond repair and want no further contact. And ever since, I have not tolerated one instance of verbal abuse. And I hope that you will continue your journey of recovery. Bravo for the honesty. Emotional investment is definitely hard to walk away from.
Seroiusly, though, where are women even finding men like this? I struggle to understand how the abuser and the abused end up in such a situation. But yes, on a minor, non-abusive scale, I do run into judgmental men.
I see far too many people twisting themselves into pretzels, trying to accommodate a demanding and unreasonable partner. And some people are just overly critical. Fortunately, an overly judgmental attitude is usually identified pretty early on. Part of maturity is realizing that no one is perfect- ourselves included.
Finding someone willing to accept your flaws while you are able to accept theirs is the ultimate goal. Thanks for saying that! My overly critical boyfriend and I just broke up. Now I know for my next relationship! Yes, yes, yes! Dump him. I married my judgmental boyfriend. It all got worse from there on out. I could do no right. On and on. It took 17 years to extricate myself from his clutches… self esteem hanging by a thread. I still remember many of the ridiculous things he said to me and I somehow tolerated it.
Four years later I have mostly recovered. The one upshot is that I have keen radar for any type of judgmental behavior in the men I meet now and I completely recoil from it.
It is the most flagrant red flag there is. And they judge you and make you feel bad about it then dump that person. My ex who I dumped after being together a week, judged. That was my ex, to a tee. He was about 8 years older than me, but had the emotional maturity of a toddler and I might be insulting toddlers!!!
I only did that a few times because then I got a lecture about how I do not understand people like he does. Uhhhh, yeah, OK, genius. I have flaws, but to him they are not dealbreakers. He has not judged me for having to juggle a very sick Mom right now, a stressful job, and recovering myself, from major surgery last year and getting back into a full and active life. The more comments I read on this blog, the more certain that I am that I made a very wise choice in pulling the flush handle on my last relationship, and sending him packing.
Always wanted me to be available when they say, a sex slave in Bed…and never have anything to say about their flirting or come ons with other women or always being late. The only deal breaker for me, is controlling and abuse of any kind and arrogance that fuels their abuse. Mia, right on.
Why does my boyfriend feel the need to lecture me on everything?
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If I am cooking, he will always pop in the kitchen and give me advice and tell me how to do things I am the one who does all the cooking and I am a damn good cook, so I don't need the advice. He especially likes to lecture me on my lack of awareness of my surroundings. I tend to be a little clumsy and tend to bump into people in the aisles of a store. Now, I am so scared of bumping into people in front of him, I am too careful and it ends up happening anyway.
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The reader wrote:. I feel like there are so many things I will never be able to share with him because he would judge me so severely. He asks probing questions about the details, acts very cold and mean to me, and I walk away feeling horrible about myself. Good for her. I have a very different philosophy, which is why I refuse to coach women with boyfriends.
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I believe that my boyfriend of almost 2. He wants me to exercise more, eat healthier, help out more with the cleaning, and take better care of myself. All good things. He says I need to do more, try harder, and not let myself be comfortable.
It doesn't make any difference if your partner doesn't get up on time, has horrible taste in clothes, forgets appointments or to take pills, loses the car keys, or never picks things up. If you parent your partner, you are actually showing him or her a lack of acceptance and a lack of respect. Putting yourself in a parental role and putting your partner in a child role is demeaning to your mate and actually counterproductive. Your partner will eventually resent you for taking on this controlling role, and it will almost certainly severely damage your marital relationship. If this becomes a battleground in your relationship, seek counseling as a couple. If you have an immature or irresponsible husband , you may need to say this to yourself often: I am his wife, not his mother.
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Heather writes to help readers maintain a healthy lifestyle by addressing both external and internal stressors. The ideal marriage contains healthy communication between two partners; however, the capacity for these channels isn't always clear and open. Unfortunately, some people are in situations where negative comments are consistently directed at them all the time. Living with a spouse who seems to always find fault can be difficult and painful. It's important for your emotional and mental well-being to find ways of handling the situation.
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Well, yesterday I did just that, while he did not come to bed at all. Falling asleep was an effort. My body was charged by adrenaline and my brain busily counted reasons why, during our argument, I was right. I was determined to regroup overnight and progress our wicked discussion until his proclamation of defeat.
Updated: March 29, References. You have a right to be respected in a relationship. If you feel like something isn't quite right regarding how your boyfriend treats you, evaluate your relationship.