If a boy doesn’t treat you, the way Darren treats me, that boy isn’t for you.
That’s what we tell my daughters as they embark into the dating world.
But it got me thinking: really I should be sharing that same message with all of you. So... If a man (or woman—you get the point...gender is irrelevant) doesn’t treat you, the way Darren treats me, you need to take a long, hard look at that relationship and reevaluate it.
You should not settle for less than the love and admiration you deserve. Obviously if there is abuse involved you need to get out and seek help immediately. But the absence of abuse doesn’t necessarily mean you are in a healthy and loving relationship.
There will be some of you out there who will argue that love doesn’t matter, or that fairy tales don’t exist, but as someone who has seen both sides of the marriage coin, I am here to tell you it does AND that it affects the way you live, and the way your children live.
So, one more time, so that it really sinks in:
If someone doesn’t treat you, the way Darren treats me, it’s time for you to sit down and reevaluate what steps need to be taken to ensure your relationship is as healthy as it can be. Don’t just focus on your workouts and your nutrition, without putting a significant focus on your love.