Group Therapy: My Boyfriend Is Selfish
I've been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He's an amazing guy who inspires me, makes me laugh, understands me, and showers me with love and affection. He is loyal and faithful and strong. I am taken care of when I'm sick, and get mind-blowing sex. We have a mountain of projects together, from the fun, creative stuff to the committed, lifelong stuff. We get along like best friends. I've never had as much in common with anybody else. Basically, I love him to death.
Yet, he can also be the most selfish person I've ever known. His needs always come before mine. It sometimes rears its ugly head in the most unexpected moments, and I'm so taken aback, disappointed, or hurt. It doesn't happen all that much, but often enough that I know it's the one trait of his personality that may possibly make or break us some day.
So, tell me, have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was practically perfect, but had one thing that really bothered you? How did you deal with that? I know that I will never meet another guy as perfect for me as he is. Nobody will fit me in as many ways, and I know it's not realistic to find someone who's perfect. Is it okay to accept that one flaw that sometimes hurts, so I can keep all the other qualities that make me feel great the rest of the time?
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