Relationships... we all have them. Some we can't choose, like our parents, siblings, aunts, uncles or cousins. But
others we have the power to choose. We get to choose who we hang out with. Our friends, our boyfriend or our
girlfriend are our choices. And it's so important to be wise when we make these choices. So, for a moment... think
about your boyfriend. Is he usually…

Kind to you?
Does he respect your feeling and thoughts?
Does he say things that build you up?
Does he listen to you?

Or does he usually…

Try to control you?
Does he lie to you?
Does he put you down in front of others?
Does he pressure you to do things you are uncomfortable doing? Like having sex.

I encourage you to honestly evaluate your relationship. Is it a healthy and well rounded? While there is
no such thing as a perfect relationship and there’s always things to work on, it’s important to have a
good foundation of trust, respect and to have a feeling of stability and security.

You deserve to have someone value you and care for you. Life to too short to hang out with someone
who doesn’t want what is best for you and your future.

Is the person you are with making you the best “you” there can be? Do they bring out your strengths
and encourage you in life? If not, he may not be the one for you.

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