Significant Others and Their Problems

  1. ElSeductor profile image62
    ElSeductorposted 4 years ago

    How much of a significant other's problems should become your problem?  Where do you draw the line?  Do you draw a line?

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      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      IMO, the answer is dependent on one's level of commitment to said other.  If your significant other is a spouse, then you have chosen to become one with that person for life.  In that situation, you have chosen to accept that person no matter the circumstances or problems that arise.  If addiction, abuse, or adultery is the problem, you are justified in removing yourself from the situation.  Anything else is community property - including problems and negative circumstances.

      If your SO is merely a companion whom you have chosen to spend time with, but maintain a life separate from, then when the problems become destructive to the relationship or to your person/psyche, you have every right to part ways without any measure if guilt.

      Everything depends on whether or not you feel the significant other is "significant" enough in your life to merit a total commitment.

    2. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If I found him buying your book on how to seduce married women, that would cross the line.