Strategies to Handle a No Labels Relationship

New romantic relationships can be a lot of fun. Over time, women tend to want to define the relationship and expect the man they’ve been dating exclusively for at least a month to start calling her his girlfriend. When he doesn’t, she might have a good reason to be concerned. There are a couple of reasons why a man doesn’t want to label a relationship. It could be that he really doesn’t want her to be his girlfriend. However, the more likely reason is that he doesn’t have a reason to. If he’s getting everything he wants out of the no labels relationship, he might expect it to continue that way indefinitely.

Women who want a man to call her his girlfriend, be Facebook-official and get introduced to his family might need to give him a reason to change his attitude. In cases where the man thinks he can have his cake and eat it too, a woman might be able to prompt him to commit by explaining that since their relationship is not exclusive, she is going to be dating other men. If he doesn’t want to lose her to someone who will give her the commitment he won’t, he’ll do whatever is necessary to hold onto her. Referring to her as his girlfriend might just be enough to make her happy.

Sometimes, women are just as satisfied in a relationship without labels as the man. However, their friends and family members convince them they are being treated unfairly because their man won’t commit. By taking the advice of other women who are not in satisfying relationships themselves, these women could sabotage their own. The best thing for a woman to do when she finds herself in this situation is reflect on her own needs and what she wants out of her relationship. If she is satisfied, there’s no reason to push the man into making a commitment he doesn’t really want to make. On the other hand, if she isn’t happy, it’s better to do something about it sooner rather than later to avoid wasting years on a relationship without someone who isn’t really into her.

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