Statistics show that if it happens once, it will probably happen again. Has he done something that you can never forgive or forget? If he has stepped so far over those boundaries that it has threatened your relationship, you can't stay with him. It's wrong when your husband or boyfriend refuses to give up dating despite your committed relationship. In a time when AIDS is the world's fastest-spreading epidemic, infidelity can be life-threatening. Do you feel as if you're walking in a minefield and you don't know what will set him off? People who lack self-confidence assert themselves by controlling the lives of others.He may not be physically abusing you, but mental and emotional abuse can be as damaging. Each day, 3,000 women are infected with HIV and 500 women die of AIDS. He has an obvious problem if he consistently uses drugs or alcohol, gambles more than he can afford to lose or takes too many risks. The two of you should be able to work out problems together. They take command of every aspect of you-from what you wear and eat to how you act in public and raise your children.You spend a lot of your life thinking about, fretting over and just plain craving a solid relationship.From first sight, you're wondering how you want any encounter with the opposite sex to play out-whether you hope to see them again or pray they'll never be able to track down your phone number.
We rationalize situations, even the unbearable ones, to justify staying together. Close friends of Jennifer, Laura, Melissa and Katie push for an end to the relationship.
Perhaps the relationship can be saved with some effort. "These guys are bad news," they say, "so get out." But each of the women justifies their partner's actions.