I don’t call myself a relationship expert but…

I have learned some things in my life regarding relationships and finding the right person that compliments you. One of my life lessons is accepting that a person is who they are. When a person shows you a side of themselves that is not so flattering, don’t make excuses for their behavior, but understand that the behavior is a part of that person’s personality. You will most likely encounter this same type of behavior over and over again. If the behavior is disturbing in any way, speak up and let you partner know how you feel. If they don’t care about your feelings then they are most likely not the person for you.

You definitely can’t change a person, but they should care enough about you that they don’t want to hurt you or make you feel bad. Accepting someone’s flaws are all fine and good, unless they are hurting you. You should never be in a relationship where you are intentionally or consistently hurt. It is not healthy for you and it is not right for you.

Pleasantly surprised

My new book, The Match Disaster, was officially released yesterday. I already received my first sale. It was my boss at my day job. He came down to my office with my book in his hand and asked me to autograph it. He had a very proud look on his face. It really made my day. When I initially told him, I wrote a book and the subject matter, he told me he would buy the book to support me, but he would most likely not read it because it wasn’t the type of book he normally read. But today, he told me he will be spending his weekend reading my book. I am so flattered.

Learning how to say no in your relationship.

When you care about someone it is very hard to say no in your relationship. You find yourself allowing things to happen that you don’t necessarily agree with. You should feel comfortable enough in your relationship to tell your partner how you really feel. If you can’t express yourself to your partner with honesty and without feeling guilty then you are in the wrong relationship.