It is always important to have some boundaries that work for you because your time is just as important as his time. It’s not just about what works for him. Unfortunately, by allowing him to call all the shots early on in your new relationship, it set an unhealthy precedence that only suits his needs.
Being open to listening to each other’s points of view can help a couple think outside the box once in a while. This is a good thing! We can all get stuck in our own belief systems and become too ridged at times in our lives.
It is crucial to have boundaries in your relationship. It is important to always respect yourself and to have some expectations from your partnership.
There can be some difficult learning curves when it comes to matters of the heart, but there are some valuable lessons to help you gain insight, along the way. The trick is not to repeat mistakes or negative patterns of past relationships, so you can continue to move on in a better direction.
It’s all about communication when you decide to be in a committed partnership. It’s not just a given that you will automatically become a married couple. Some people are happy living together without the formalities of a wedding and all that goes with that. The important thing in any relationship is not to assume anything.
It is so important to have some personal time for yourself. Your child also needs to have time away from mom and it is essential for him to see that your life doesn’t only revolve around him. (His future wife will thank you for this! Mama’s boys can be difficult to have a relationship with!) You want to always show love towards your son but also teach him how not to be too dependent solely on you.