Q: My boyfriend is a flirt, but when he talks with girls, he pretends like he is not flirting. I’m now getting angry when he lies to me. But despite knowing that, he doesn’t react, because he doesn’t care. But he wants to be with me. He doesn’t want to lose me. I know, somehow, that he loves me. He should understand my importance. He should know that rather than flirt with girls, I’m the important person whom he should not cheat. How should I treat him so that he will listen to me?
A: I understand the frustration and confusion that you are going through. It is all too common among people who have different styles of relating to their partners romantically.