5 Reasons Your Next Boyfriend Is Going To Be An Emotionally Abusive Douchebag

4. You don’t have a life of your own.

If you’ve made it this far, you may be prone to codependent behavior, making you eager to sacrifice your own needs and desires in favor of his. You’re a loving, conscientious person, so in the beginning, it feels amazing to make him happy, even if it means losing yourself a bit.

But months or years down the road, you may find yourself feeling completely lost. At best, you may have thoughts like, “I don’t even know what kind of music I like anymore or what my favorite restaurant is.” At worst, you’ve lost touch with your own friends and family and all you have are shallow relationships with his friends that you know, intuitively, will abandon you the same day he does.