Dear Dr. Romance,
I would like your advise in my relationship with my boyfriend. We have been living together for a year and a half and known each other for 3 years. He calls me names and puts me down when i try to communicate with him and every time i want to break it off he tells me we should try again but it seems to be going in a circle.
It sounds like nothing is changing in your relationship, so please understand that nothing is likely to change. You can't talk him into being a nicer guy. If he was a nice guy, he'd be treating you better.Pay attention to what your boyfriend does, not what he says. If his actions don't change, then he's not maturing, and you won't get anywhere with him. "How to Avoid Loving a Jerk" will show you how to recognize that he has problems. "Less Talk, More Action" will help you handle him better. "How to Keep Yourself Out of a Violent Relationship" will help you recognize It's time to find a guy who's grown up enough to really care about you. Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences contains information, examples and exercises that will show you how to have a successful, loving relationship.
I wish you luck and a future with a loving relationship.
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