One of the most frequent questions I've received during my years of intuitive advising is how to exit cycles of accepting less than desirable or flat-out disrespectful behavior from others and attract healthier, more reciprocal relationships where partners feel genuinely loved and appreciated. My clients would typically ask things such as, "Why do the men I date always lie to me?" "Why do the people around me seem to take endlessly and leave me drained and depleted without ever giving thanks?" "Why does my spouse/partner/boss/relative treat me like a child and speak to me in such a condescending manner?"
The common theme is tolerating unacceptable behavior and not knowing how and where to draw the line so the behavior will shift to the appreciation they desire. Below I describe the seven most effective ways to stop settling for less than you deserve in relationships: