It is important for this person to regain confidence in their ability to connect with other people. While this is happening, they still have emotional and physical needs. Family and friends are generally where a person turns for their emotional needs, and they can be the best support a person...

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Some people leave their abusive partner and begin dating before they recover from the relationship, and they often fall prey to other abusers. This is a common pattern, and it often takes professional help to learn how to avoid these types of situations. Intelligent people seek professional counseling in this...

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Manipulation of emotions is often the key these people use to get a partner. They do not seek a true relationship, and they only want the resources their partner can provide. This type of behavior is usually learned in childhood, but these children grow up and find it a successful...

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A betrayal in a relationship can leave a person wondering if they are too needy or anxious to get into another relationship. They do not want to be alone, but they soon begin to wonder if this is normal. Rather than dating and making the same mistakes all over again,...

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When a partner finds out they are nothing more than a convenience, their emotional pain may be overwhelming. They made a commitment to the relationship only to find out they were simply useful to the other person. Recovering from this type of betrayal takes some people a great deal of...

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People date for months, and some eventually decide to move in together. While most people see this as a step forward in their relationship, their partner might not. For one person it is a commitment, but their partner might only see it as a convenience. This will cause problems for the couple when the truth comes out. The person who sees it as a commitment suddenly realizes their partner is really just seeking a roommate with inmate benefits, and this type of situation really hurts them. They must make the decision to stay with the status quo, or set out to find a new relationship.

Finding out a committed relationship is nothing more than a convenience can turn a person's world upside down. They may feel betrayed by their partner, or they might realize they simply ignored the signs. It does not matter what happened because the person now has an important decision to make. It will affect their entire future, and it must be the right decision for them instead of their partner.