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Young couple after having a fight: she's in tears and he's walking awayQuestion: My boyfriend says a lot of negative stuff, even about me sometimes. Do you think this can change?

Answer: It’s good that you recognize that the problem is with him and not with you. You’re also a saint, because nobody wants to be around someone who has such a negative attitude all of the time. You could talk to him about his negativity and how it makes you feel. But ultimately, it will be up to him to decide if he wants to change.

As far as your own well-being is concerned, you need to do what’s right for you. Your boyfriend could be talking negatively about you to try to manipulate you by making you feel like you can’t do any better than him, which is a lie. Or he could just be that unhappy about life. Either way, you definitely don’t deserve to have anyone trying to make you feel bad about yourself. So, talk to him and if he doesn’t make that change, then, it’s time that you did. Life is much too short to spend it being unhappy and disrespected. So, set yourself free and enjoy the happier, much better things and people that life has to offer.

Heidi Keefer
Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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