Saturday, March 5, 2011

His Controlling Interest: Don't Stay with Someone Who Doesn't Support Your Goals

A great deal of this article is subjective and based on anecdotal evidence. While attending college I often overhear other women talk about their husbands or boyfriends. (It is not eavesdropping when someone is having a  conversation directly behind you or on either side of you. It is especially not eavesdropping when someone's "indoor voice" can be heard from ten feet away in a busy hallway.)

More often than not, they were complaining about their husband or boyfriends, who were not very supportive of their education goals. Instead, the boyfriend or husband seemed to be trying to sabotage their wife or girlfriend's efforts, either passively not being very helpful (expecting the significant other to maintain previous schedule, belittling the significant other's goals, refusing to take over some of the chores or other responsibilities and so on) or by aggressively disapproving and ordering their wife or girlfriend to stop going to school

Read the rest of this article on Associated Content.