I have been with the same girl for over four years. I'm off at college and she stays at my house with my family. We have never gone more than a couple of days without getting into a huge fight about something. And it's always about little stuff like, I didn't put the letter "I" in front of a text message that said "Love you," or I didn't hold her hand and act all "lovey-dovey" right after one of these huge fights. This causes another fight about how I don't love her.
She also is always accusing me of liking other girls, especially my ex when I don't even talk to any other girls besides her, my family, and some of the ones at my church. We can never seem to agree on anything and it seems like, when we are together, we bring out the absolute worst in each other.
I feel like there is just something that doesn't work between us, but she doesn't feel the same. Is it fair that she is still head-over-heels in love with me, but I can't stand being around her half the time?
Should we stay together, or should we break up? And, if we should break up, how would/should I go about doing it?
THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED UNTIL YOU HAVE INDICATED YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THE DISCLAIMER PRINTED JUST BELOW. CLICK THE 'I AGREE' BUTTON TO AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND SEE THE RESPONSE.
Dr. Schwartz responds to questions about psychotherapy and mental health problems, from the perspective of his training in clinical psychology.
Dr. Schwartz intends his responses to provide general educational information to the readership of this website; answers should not be understood to be specific advice intended for any particular individual(s).
Questions submitted to this column are not guaranteed to receive responses.
No correspondence takes place.
No ongoing relationship of any sort (including but not limited to any form of professional relationship) is implied or offered by Dr. Schwartz to people submitting questions.
Dr. Schwartz, Mental Help Net and CenterSite, LLC make no warranties, express or implied, about the information presented in this column. Dr. Schwartz and Mental Help Net disclaim any and all merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or liability in connection with the use or misuse of this service.
Always consult with your psychotherapist, physician, or psychiatrist first before changing any aspect of your treatment regimen. Do not stop your medication or change the dose of your medication without first consulting with your physician.