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She begins the mental gymnastics: Does he realize what he's doing? Should I say something? What if I'm wrong and I end up embarrassing him? I won't say anything. Well, no, that was no accident—he definitely put his hand there. I'll just kind of knock his hand away casually, and he'll get the idea to back off. That should let him know to back off…I can't believe it. He thought I meant to put his hand someplace else even more alarming!
This is moving way too fast for m, but I can't say anything now, or he'll think I'm a big tease. Plus I really like this guy. And all this touching does feel kind of good. But I know I'm going to regret this later. Oh man, now he's really turned on. It's too late to stop things. He'd be so angry if I put the brakes on now. I don't want to deal with that conflict. I'll just keep going. I can't believe I'm doing this. This doesn't happen only to teenagers. A Christian Nice Girl at any age can find herself in a similar situation.
Speak the truth up front about your physical boundaries. Yes, it feels awkward to discuss such private matters, but if you don't, then you may be really angry at and disappointed with yourself the next morning. And if your date won't respect your limits and keeps pushing for more physical intimacies, then he's a Mr. Wrong who slipped in under the radar. Show him the door. Remember that dating or courtship is designed to provide you with many exits, many opportunities to say, "This isn't working for me.
But there is no requirement that you remain in the relationship, even if you have been dating for years or if he wants to continue dating you. Exiting is more challenging now, but it's still an option. All of these exits are built into the system to give you the chance to say no. Because marriage is one of the biggest decisions of your life, and you want to be married to the right kind of person.
These exits give you the freedom to say at any point in a dating relationship, "Thanks, I'm flattered, really, but no thanks. I wish you well in the future. So, now you know how to spot a shark-finned Mr. Wrong, and how to successfully navigate the dating waters.
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