This can refer to religion, core values, lifestyle preferences, where you want to live, whether you want to have children. He views you as his partner The relationship is something more than just you and him… And as that team, you are both individually stronger than you could be on your own.
He sees you as his equal, as someone of great value who he can grow with, not someone who is there to feed his ego, give him validation, be his emotional crutch, be there to satisfy his needs.
A guy who is husband-material will be there for you when you need him, he will be in it with you, he will be your partner in whatever happens and will weather the storm with you, even though he might prefer to stay in the sunshine. Considers you when making decisions, both big and small A relationship is a partnership, not a dictatorship.
Factoring you in shows that he respects you, that he wants to create a life with you, not simply envelope you in his world.
He respects everything about you- your thoughts, ambitions, opinions, the things you say, the company you keep, your job.
He doesn’t make you feel bad about your life circumstances and he appreciates the person you are and the choices you have made. He is willing to put effort into the relationship If there is a problem, he wants to find a way to solve it, he wants to work harder, to be better, to be his best self.
He’s trustworthy You feel safe being open and honest with him and are not afraid of him violating that trust or using anything against you.
You trust that he won’t leave you unexpectedly, that he is genuine, that he does mean what he says.
The only way to emerge from the tough times better and stronger is to work through them together and this starts with open communication.
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The common thread in most of these cases is these women are choosing men who clearly are not husband–or even relationship– material and hoping by some chance he’ll suddenly transform and be the knight in shining armor she wants.