When Dan and I first began dating we set down ground rules. Since I was in a serious relationship with Jacob’s dad and he had divorced his wife a few years earlier we both knew what we didn’t like when it came to disagreements and fights.
Dan’s rules are …
1) No name calling.
2) Don’t follow me around the house.
From what he has told me his ex-wife used to call him every name in the book and would follow him around the house continuing the fight.
I put those rules in my head and heart promising never to break them.
My rule was …
1) Do not leave the house
or I will change the locks on the doors.
I have had too many men leave when things get tough so for me it brings up a lot of issues when that happens.
I guess I am fearful that when a man leaves he doesn’t come back and in turn my life forever changes.
My dad left us twelve years ago.
Ryan left me 7 1/2 years ago.
Both times I was left broken hearted in a life not of my choosing.
Do you have rules in your relationship? I would love to hear them.