Men don’t change!
There is an old saying that says…
‘a woman always wants to change a man, and a man always wants his woman to stay the same.’
If you haven’t worked it out yet: people don’t change*
* well very occasionally they do but it takes YEARS, and their own motivation to do so.
So when you meet a guy as tempting as it is to think ‘well here’s a fixer-upper’ (like a mechanic gazing at a car with a few too many miles on the clock) this will not serve you, and I’ll tell you why.
As much as you think you can ‘see’ this greater more awesome person that they could be, this person exists nowhere except in your own brain.
When you then meet the ‘real’ person and the lovely fantasy vision you carried around in your head (often violently) collides with THE REAL ACTUAL TRUTH. This can be very painful. And you can run around, sometimes for years, trying to piece the mythology back together but it won’t work.
- You have found the gap between fantasy and reality.
- So if he cancels a date due to work, he’s always likely to prioritise work.
- If he’s a little sneaky with still using Tinder.. he may find other times to justify contacting someone.
If he goes AWOL and then comes running back, straps yourself in, he’s going to do this again.
Of course, NO ONE is perfect and relationships are about compromise i.e. maybe a workaholic is fine to be you if he’s a good communicator who wats apps you from his desk.
Just make sure you don’t get ‘COMPROMISE’ mixed up with ‘CHOOSING YOUR OWN POISON’ it is easy to mistake in the early days 😉
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