On Monday night’s Bachelorette, suitor Ryan had a few words to say that Emily Maynard was not too pleased about. On their one-on-one date, he called Maynard a “trophy wife,” to which she aptly responded, ”Trophies don’t talk back,” according to People. Soon after, Ryan was sent home – not without protest, of course.
What are some warning signs that your partner views you as a prize?
Every girl wants to be placed on a pedestal by her partner. However, sometimes being seen as special can get out of hand, and soon your partner is treating you like an object. Here are some warning signs that your partner views you as a prize:
1. He’s controlling: If your significant other is controlling the way you dress or act, you need to leave immediately. He isn’t seeing you for the person you are, but rather the partner he’d ideally like to have – so he can’t really love you for you.
2. He calls you “mine”: There is nothing sweeter than the person you’re dating telling you “I’m yours.” However, once they’re calling you theirs, they’re claiming you as property rather than a person to be loved.
3. He uses you: A deadbeat boyfriend who’s always coming to you for money (and other assets) only sees you as a walking ATM. There’s no chance for a real relationship in that situation.
What are some ways to prevent being treated like a prize? Tell us your story below.