Are You As Needy As Your Ex Says You Are? You called (about nothing urgent or important), got his/her voicemail and left a message. That's hours ago and still no return call. Which one of these better describes your reaction... Take it as no big deal and go on with your life Worry that it means something bad, and call every 5 minutes on all the possible phone numbers Send him/her a text or an email just to make sure everything is ok You have plans for the weekend. Your boy/girlfriend calls to change plans because his/her sister is coming to town. You... Don't say anything and give him/her the silent treatment Remind him/her that you had plans -- and you are important too Tell him/her you understand but you hope it doesn't become a habit to cancel plans Your partner wants to go out for a coffee, but you're not in the mood to get up off the couch. Your typical response is... Ask him/her to come and lie with you on the couch Tell him/her to do whatever they want Ask him/her to bring you back your favourite drink How many times a day do you think two people in a relationship should talk (via phone, email, text messages, etc)? Once a day or fewer Depends on the day and what's there to talk about All the time. Staying in contact is very important When you tell someone "I love you", should they say it back? I could really care less if they did or not Yes, or at least say something back That's up to them If after three months of dating someone, he/she hasn't introduced me to his/her close circle of friends or family, I will… Dump him/her. Not a good sign Let them know this concerns me Be patient and see what happens You catch your partner staring at another man/woman. You... Slap them on the arm and tell them to stop it. If they don't, I walk off and don't talk for a couple of hours Take note. If it's just a look, no big deal. Everyone looks Ignore it. What doesn't bother you doesn't hurt you Your partner always signs off "Love You!", but today you get one from him/her that doesn't have a signature at all! You... Respond but leave out your usual signature Worry that it means something bad Respond as you always do. It doesn't mean anything You call your boy/girlfriend and ask if you can go over to his/her place. He/she says they've had a bad day and would rather be alone. You can come over tomorrow instead. You... Offer to come over and give them a massage and some TLC to make them feel better Tell them you understand, and hope they feel better the next day Hang up and wonder what's up with that Your boyfriend/girlfriend starts breaking up with you... You... Let them finish, then tell them "It's okay... may be it's what's best" Stop him/her with, "Please don't do this. Let's talk about it" Tell them "I'm upset about this but, it's your decision. I'll respect it"