Topics: Human relationships
I am in love with a man, and he loves me. We are in a long-distance relationship. Recently he told me he was looking at people whom he is not attracted to because he wants to feel praised as he would be when I am with him. I’ve tried to explain to him that this isn’t praise he’s now getting; rather he is sanctioning the idea that he deserves less than he really does. Have I made a mistake in my evaluation of this issue? What advice would you give him?