The Biggest Relationship Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

We all make mistakes. Here’s how to avoid big mistakes with men.

by Christian Carter

MISTAKE #1: Don’t Bet Your Love Life On His Potential

Do you know any women who want the man they’re dating to behave differently?

Of course you do. And just like me, I’m sure you have friends who date guys who don’t have much going for them or who don’t treat them very well.

Somehow these women always have an excuse for the guy’s shortcomings. What’s going on here?

It’s actually very simple. Women (and men) don’t base their choices of men on how nice or good someone is to them day-to-day.

Women choose the men they do because they feel a powerful GUT LEVEL ATTRACTION for them.

And guess what?

Some women will continue to put up with a guy that doesn’t treat them very well. Sometimes for months or years…

But why in the world would a woman do that!?

Well, to put it simply, they confuse the strong attraction they feel for the guy with a deeper connection .

Women who do this are doomed to end up in failed relationships with the wrong guys.

How do I know? Because I’ve seen it at least a hundred times. And because I’ve been this guy in the past myself.

Thinking back on past dating and relationships I’ve had, I was selfish and didn’t offer much.

I’m amazed the women put up with me. But they did…all the while hoping that I would somehow change. The women I dated hoped I’d change.

The only thing they saw in me that led them to want to keep me around was the potential they saw in me to share my feelings and communicate with them.

The potential for something better and the potential for me to change and be a better lover, boyfriend, companion or whatever…

The truth was, I was hopelessly bad at these things at the time.

And more importantly, I wasn’t even at a place in my life where I knew how to or was interested in developing a deep and committed relationship – with ANYONE.

But deep down these women believed that if they tried hard enough, that it would make up for what was lacking.

In the to doe a lot of logical sense…

But until you accept that lots of women do this AND that YOU could be doing it on some level, you’ll NEVER have the success with men that you choose and want.

MISTAKE #2: Trying To “Get” Men & Their Psychology

Men are different from women. You need to accept this fact, and deal with it.

When a woman sees a man, she can very quickly pick apart certain things about his style, body language, status and character that will tell her all kinds of things about him.

Lot’s of women don’t even consciously see that they do this because the process is so obvious and simple for them.

But does the same apply for men?

As you probably already know, men are generally more visual. As a result, they often don’t understand non-verbal communication as well as women.

And men often lack what women have in emotional awareness and “intuition.”

Women don’t seem to remember this about men.

So do men feel sexually attracted to women based just on looks? Or is something else going on?

Well, after studying this topic for years now, and talking to thousands of men and women, I can tell you that men have their “attraction mechanisms” triggered by things OTHER than looks.

Especially when it comes to longer term relationships. Looks just happen to be the most obvious way…

But looks are NOT the most powerful.

If you know how to use your body language AND communication correctly, you can make men feel the same kind of powerful sexual attraction to you that YOU feel when you see that hot, great looking guy that you got to know.

But it’s not an accident. You have to LEARN how to do this. And ANY woman can learn how…

MISTAKE #3: Stop Pretending To Be Something For A Man

In the desire to please a man, women are constantly doing things to get a man’s attention, to get him to like them or to make him more attracted or in love with them.

Another HORRIBLE idea.

Lots of women mistakenly think that doing unusual things to try and get a guys attention will make him magically see what a great catch they are and want to be with them.


Men YOU TRULY WANT are never attracted to the types of women who kiss up to them, make weak plays for affection or complain to get what they want… EVER.

Don’t get me wrong here.

Things like being sexy for a man or encouraging him to share his feelings can be good, but it has to be genuine, unselfish, and most of all timely.

You don’t have to act like an easy woman for men to like you, and you certainly don’t have to play like he’s some gift to the Earth.

Doing these things actually works to subtly, at an subconscious level, lower your social status with a man, which has EVERYTHING to do with how he sees you as a woman.

So if you think that making him more attracted to you means playing to the man’s fantasies from the start, think again.

You’ll never succeed by looking for a man’s approval, finding your way into his heart through sex and not being yourself.


MISTAKE #4: Sharing How You Feel Too Early With Him Can Be A Turn-off

Another huge and unfortunate mistake that most women make with men is sharing how they feel too early on. Listen…

Attractive, single, successful men are rare. They get a LOT of attention from women.

Most women don’t realize this, but attractive men are being approached in one way or another all the time by women. And guess what?

Attractive men have usually dated a lot of women. That’s right. They have EXPERIENCE. They know what to expect.

And one thing that turns an attractive men off and sends him running away faster than just about anything…It’s a woman who starts saying You know, I really, REALLY like you after one or two dates.

This signals to the man that you’re just like one of those clingy stereotype women who want to rush into a relationship and can’t control yourself from wanting a man to fulfill them and complete their lives.

This does NOT spell ATTRACTION for a man. Don’t do it. Lean back. Relax. There’s a much better way…


MISTAKE #5: He’s Sending Important Signals. Make Sure You’re Reading Them Right

Men are constantly communicating how they feel about a woman and giving away big secrets about themselves.

Most women don’t pay attention to these signals or recognize them for what they really are.

The signals men send have 4 main levels:

    1. Social: Where the man is at in his own life – stability, confidence, direction
    2. Emotional: Whether or not he’s emotionally available
    3. Physical: If he’s attracted to you… and for what reasons
    4. Love State: If he’s open to building and growing a relationship in the future

The funny thing is that men send signals in these areas completely on accident. That’s great news to women…

Men can’t help it! You need to learn to recognize these signals to get anywhere serious with a man.


MISTAKE #6: Judging A Man’s Character Is Harder Than It Looks

People aren’t easy to figure out. Especially men.

The last several years of my life I’ve spent hundreds of hours learning to understand people.

I’ve studied peoples behavior, inner psychology and more specifically how they think and act when they’re dating.

From what I’ve seen, both men and women have their own secret ways of saying things.

But you can only see these secret communications if you know what to look for.

Women communicate with hints, body language, sarcasm, and flirting when they’re first getting to know a man.

They can either directly or indirectly let men know if they’re open to something more serious.

Men are different.

Men generally communicate with sarcasm, humor, cockiness and other indirect displays of status.

VERY RARELY will a man be able to honestly communicate to a woman whether or not he’s ready or capable of developing a meaningful relationship.

Aside from their sexual interests, men send very indirect signals about where they’re at.

If you don’t know how to read through the signals men send, then you’ll get the wrong message.

Getting the wrong messages from men causes women more pain and heartache than any other issue around.

You can avoid this pain if you learn to identify a good man from a bad one.


MISTAKE #7: Sorry, Relationships Don’t Make You Happy

A mistake I’ve seen women make is thinking a guy will change her life and make her happy and fulfilled.

And sure, there are situations and relationships where this happens. But those are the exceptions, not the rule.

Nothing says Run! to a man faster than hearing or sensing that a woman immediately wants him to take care of her. And the men who ARE looking for this kind of situation aren’t exactly the most healthy, loving, nurturing people out there.

Think, controlling, macho, or serious Mom Issues!

So let me be clear…

I think it’s important that people help fulfill each other in their lives, whether it’s dating, a relationship, whatever.

But if a woman communicates that she’s looking for a guy to take care of her, complete her, make her whole, and all that kind of stuff – it has a VERY negative effect on what the man will think of her.

It doesn’t have to be spoken by the woman either. If a woman thinks or feels this way, the man will see it and pick up on it, regardless. This is arguably the worst thing a woman can do early on when dating a man.

So what can you do as a woman?

You can get the man interested and involved in your life in a more natural way, where he’ll be motivated to make you care about your happiness and fulfillment on his own.

This is the only way it really works for people – male or female.

Self-motivation is much stronger than external motivation.

But you have to know how to create this situation with a man… and it rarely happens by accident.


MISTAKE #8: Trying To Convince Him To Like You Or Love You

What do most women do when they meet a man that they REALLY like… but he’s just not that interested or isn’t as serious?

Right! They try to convince the man to feel differently. Well, I have news for you…

You will never change how a man feels when it comes to attraction!

Never, ever, ever.

You cannot convince a man to feel differently about you with logic and reasoning .

Think about it.

If a man doesn’t feel it for you, how in the world do you expect to change that by being reasonable with him?

But we all do it. Men are the worst at this by the way.

They’re always complimenting women who don’t like them and buying them gifts. Women like the behavior sometimes, but it NEVER makes the woman like the man.

She might enjoy what she gets out of it, but it doesn’t change the way she FEELS about him.

When a man just isn’t interested, women will try and chase, compliment, convince and do their best to change his mind with logical and rational approaches.

Bad idea. Another one that will never work.


MISTAKE #9: Not Knowing What To Do In Each Type Of Situation

A man has a clear idea of what he wants from a woman. And I don’t mean just sex.

I know, it might be hard to believe, but if you’re out on a date with a man, he already has an idea of what he wants from you.

And if you don’t know HOW to find this out, and you just sit there looking at him and flirting, or trying things you think will make him want you, he won’t help!

If you don’t know what to do in each situation, you’ll probably screw it up… and LOSE EVERYTHING.


MISTAKE #10: Not Reaching Out For Help

This is the biggest mistake of all. This mistake keeps women from EVER having the kind of success and finding the kind of man and relationship that they truly want.

I know, you don’t like to make yourself look weak or helpless. We don’t like to ask for help.

But there are many great relationship coaches out there that will help you avoid all of these mistakes, and help guide you to the loving connection that you desire.


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