22. Trying to change you
Some people view their partners as a project to fix. They want to change their spouse’s appearance, behavior, or personality in order to make themselves feel more secure and in control. This reflects a lack of respect and unconditional love.
Do you see some of these signs in your love relationship? If so, it’s time to assess whether or not the relationship is causing more distress than happiness. If your partner will join you, go to a professional marriage or relationship counselor to discuss the issues and work on strategies and skills to improve them.
Even if your partner won’t go to counseling, you can go alone to navigate your feelings and decisions about the future of the relationship. Having support and guidance from a professional with perspective is essential to healing or releasing an unhealthy relationship.