“Think before you speak” is great advice that more people need to remember, especially men who are talking to their girlfriends. Guys seem to forget sometimes that they’re not speaking to their friends—they’re talking to their girlfriend who might actually be offended if they tell them that a dress makes them look a sausage.
Save yourself a lot of trouble and your girlfriend a lot of hurt feelings by simply not voicing your opinion the second it pops into your head.
Normal Is Good, Beautiful Is Better
The epitome of not intending to hurt anyone’s feelings, he might have tuned out after you said “big” and missed the “beautiful” part of that compliment, so maybe he thought he was defending you!
Well, You Look A Little Single
Just because we say it about ourselves does not mean that we’re giving other people permission to say it. It’s like when you complain about your family. If someone were to jump in and start ragging on your sibling, you’d defend your family, not your friend.
Oh Good, I’m Glad We Can All Agree
Just because you noticed it doesn’t mean that I want you to agree about the fact that I have hairy arms. If I’m telling you I’m insecure, I don’t need you to reinforce that I have a reason to be worried.
There Will Be No Words Of Affirmation From Him
You might think that comparing yours and your partner’s love languages is silly, but this right here proves that there’s some actual truth to it. If you need someone who gives compliments, this man isn’t right for you.
Eat Your Cookies And Be Quiet
Since when is sending your boyfriend cookies on his birthday considered a bad thing? Even if you don’t like cookies, someone in your office will eat them, and it’s the thought that counts. Be quiet and eat your sweets.
You Could’ve (Should’ve) Kept That To Yourself
After saying something like that, he can’t have been surprised that it ended in a breakup, right? He couldn’t possibly have thought someone would be okay with you never thinking about them unless you’re with them.
How To Lose A Girl In 10 Seconds
You know what’s going to make someone feel more insecure? Offering them diet pills despite them never saying that they wanted you to give them any. Good luck digging your way out of that one.
Well, that was certainly not the response you were expecting. The more appropriate response might have been to say that you were sorry for making your girlfriend upset by doing that…
This Still Isn’t A Good Enough Excuse
It doesn’t matter how thick she is, “she had a body like a butternut squash” is not a valid argument to make when your girlfriend is upset with you about cheating on her.
Flowers Will Die Along With Your Relationship
Even if you don’t plan on buying someone flowers, that could be something that’s helpful to know, or it could be considered generally nice to pay attention to what your girlfriend likes or dislikes.
Some Things Stick With You
There’s approximately a 0% chance that that man remembers telling you that you talk a lot, but there’s about a 100% chance that you’re going to remember it for the foreseeable future.
It’s Not His Fault He Has Unrealistic Standards
“If you don’t have anything nice to say…” Next time, instead of telling someone that you want to find them beautiful but you can’t, maybe just say nothing, or give a different compliment.
You Can Drop The Disclaimer
There really doesn’t need to be a disclaimer when you’re trying to give someone a compliment. One might even argue that you’re ruining it by saying, “I don’t know why I find you attractive.”
So you’re crazy for being upset about the fact that he secretly moved all his stuff out of your shared apartment and spent the night at the girl’s house that he told you not to worry about. Sure, that makes sense.
Well, That One Hurts
Is there really a way that any man, regardless of how dumb they are, could’ve thought that a comment like this would go over well? Especially making a noticeable face about it.
You Want To Make That Comment? …Are You Sure?
Regardless of whether you believe them or not, you don’t need to be the person who tells them that they might not be the size they think they are. She can figure that out for herself.
There’s Never Too Much Garlic
This is definitely less dramatic than some of the other times men stuck their foot in their mouth, but in the future, if someone cooks you dinner, they might appreciate a “thank you” before you critique the food.
Okay, But What About How I Feel?
In what world would someone tell their boyfriend that they’re being stalked, and the boyfriend sides with the stalker? What does the stalker have to feel upset about in this situation?
That Should’ve Been A Warning Sign
Hindsight is always 20/20, and your 20/20 vision is telling you that you should’ve run for the hills the first time he gave you a backhanded compliment about your personality.
Oh, We’ve Got News For You
Maybe instead of expecting your partner to dumb down every conversation or argument that you have, you could just buy yourself a thesaurus and keep it close by, at the ready.