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Being in a relationship does not mean you have to agree to everything your boyfriend wants. Sometimes it’s okay, even healthy, to actually disagree and say no. Here are 11 times it is okay to say no to your boyfriend. You don’t need to feel guilty about any of these, girls!
It’s okay to not want to have sex at times and he shouldn’t force you if you are not feeling up to it. Saying ‘no’ in such a situation doesn’t mean that you love him any less or aren’t attracted to him and if he respects you he will understand.
Just because you are in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to spend every waking minute with him. You probably won’t ask him to not hang out with his friends, right? Then it’s not fair for him to do that either.
This one’s kinda weird but extremely common and so NOT okay. Whether or not you want to use social media is totally your call. You should be careful while using various social networking sites but that does not give your boyfriend the right to dictate what you should and shouldn’t be doing.
That is nothing but ego. Unless there’s a valid and logical reason behind it, he shouldn’t really be expecting something like that from you.
There’s no point being in a relationship if there is a lack of trust and security to that extent! Just because you are committed doesn’t mean you cannot have guy friends. Your man should be able to trust you that much.
Little compromises have to be made when you are in a relationship but you shouldn’t be the only one making them. And more so, he shouldn’t expect you to compromise on your aspirations while he chases his dreams. Your dreams are no less important than his.
This decision is completely yours. So don’t do it if you don’t want to. Stop if you don't like it anymore. You don't owe him this.
Dress up the way you like and in whatever you feel comfy. You do not have to compromise on what you wear just because he does not approve of it.
You are not supposed to track your partner 24 X 7. It is okay to be apart for a while and still have fun. If he insists on knowing your coordinates ALL the time, it’s quite okay to tell him that he is overdoing it.
If you’re not ready… You’re not ready. That’s okay. Everyone has their own way of doing things and some people need longer to be in that headspace. You shouldn’t blame yourself for it and neither should he force you to take things ahead just because he wants to.
Try things in bed only if you both want to and are comfortable doing so. If you don’t want to, you can always say no. That’s not inappropriate and it doesn’t make you ‘boring’.
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