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It’s funny how many clues we actually have as to what kind of a romantic partner someone can be long before we even get serious with him. The insight is everywhere if we know where to look for it. A lot of people have this dangerous misunderstanding that a man lives his life in separate boxes. There is the relationship box, the career box, the friend box, and the family box, and how he is in each one has nothing to do with how he is in the others. That is the dangerous misconception. It is all related. Unless, of course, the guy is a sociopath capable of compartmentalizing his life and his personality. But, generally speaking, the way a man handles any part of his life tells you how he handles every part of his life.


If you really want a sense of what kind of partner a man could be, look at the way he handles his friendships. Look at the types of friends he has. Does he have any friends? How does he interact with them? Honestly, shouldn’t a healthy relationship consist of two best friends who are also sexually attracted to each other? And if a relationship does contain two friends, then how a man treats his platonic friends can tell you a lot about how he will treat his life partner. Don’t overlook this valuable information. Even if a man seems to treat you better than he treats his friends, that is probably only temporary until he gets tired of putting in the effort. How a man treats his friends tells you everything you need to know. Let’s look at that a bit more.


Does he have long-term friends?

Hopefully he has friends that he has known for at least five years, if not his entire life. If he only has friends he has known for a few months or maybe a year or two, he probably does something that pushes people away. Unless you really mishandle your friendships, you should have friends that have been around for a long time.

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