No matter what you do it will hurt. Whether it hurts more than a "normal" break up is up to how you handle it. Just be truthful.
I consider smoking an "A" list eliminator. It sounds like you feel the same way. The "except" in your statement indicates he's not the right one for you unless he changes his ways.
I think it's a matter between them. My opinion doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what they or you and your partner agree to. No judgement.
You have to have an open, honest discussion about it. Otherwise, the resentment will build. Don't let that happen.
Either it was an unconditional gift, or it wasn't. Ask them. If it was unconditional, you should be able to do with it what you want. If it came with strings attached, give it back. Otherwise, you will fight this battle again.
If they were fully dressed, and she says nothing happened, you're either going to have to believe her, or you're going to have to break it off. You will never really know. They may have both just passed out. The bigger issue is that she drank that much.
It doesn't say so anywhere, but most women go by tradition when it comes to going out ... at least for the first several dates.
If you're coming at it from a critical standpoint, he'll resist. Tell him you want others to look at him with same degree of respect that you do, and clothes help that.
Guys are usually much more scared of having their manliness questioned. It's a guy thing ... unless you're gay.
That's something to discuss in therapy. There is clearly something in her past that leads her to do it. It's buried deep insider her and will take expertise to bring it out.
Absolutely, you tell her. You want to get ahead of anything her mother might tell her (if she hasn't already). If her judgement is that bad, she may turn around and tell her daughter that you hit on her.
Often times (big generalization here) woman are much more clothes conscious than men. She wants her man to look good. If you want to be happy, stop fighting it!!
There are not solid markers. There are just words from your heart if you listen closely. Sometimes they are shouted out, and sometimes they are whispered.
Unless it directly affects you, I would suggest just supporting his decisions. Otherwise, you might become a target.
Sometimes we want a relationship much more than the other person. When we realize that, it hurts. You'll get over it but not after a pain that will be there for a while. Don't let this ruin any future relationships.
No, it's not automatic. That probably came from someone who got married in THEIR early 20's and got divorced. Many couples get married early and do just fine. Just depends on the two people.
Wow! Probably not a good idea for you both to keep going out with her. You'll be putting your friendship at risk no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
There's really nothing to handle. I wouldn't ever have them over again either. Kudos to him for not taking the disrespect.
This is what I call an "A" list item. That means there are certain characteristics that are beyond your compromising. He's not leaving you with much choice if he continues his beliefs.
Good for your bf. Unfortunately, you now understand things about your parents you never realized. Time for a REAL discussion with them.
Ultimately, love is really about the chemistry between two people. That does NOT mean you don't pay attention to any negative comments or observations. Use them to look at your relationship with more objective eyes.
Immediately check him out BEFORE you go out with him. In this day and age it's really important. Be cautious, please.
If it bothers you, don't tolerate it. If he doesn't respect that, then you need to think things through more carefully.
You're not being old fashioned. You're just being you. People are different. Some are more tolerant and some are less. If you're not comfortable, then don't do it.
Since you both make about the same, just make a list of all the expenses and take turns putting the item in your column or hers with the end result being your both contributing equal.