Going from dating to a relationship
In dating, the smartest thing you can do is to find a partner who has good self-esteem.
With that said, there such things as healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics.
If you notice any one of the following issues in the man you’re dating, take it as a warning that he may be lacking in important qualities that help make a relationship successful.
I believe that every relationship is different, which is why it upsets me when I see articles that make blanket statements about men (or women) and what you “should” do in your relationship.
It’s like those articles that say something to the effect of “divorced men make great partners because they know how to commit since they’ve committed to marriage before,”…unless, of course, he’s a serial cheater, which might be the reason he got divorced in the first place.
There are amiable, civilized divorces, and then there are bitter, vindictive divorces—along with everything in-between.