Boyfriend gets competitive about everything and he is driving me mad

DEAR DEIDRE: SHOULD I stay with my boyfriend even though his competitive nature drives me mad?

He is 19 I am 21 and we are students. I adore him and there are lots of things he does that make me happy.


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He is a lot of fun and regularly plans cute dates. But living with him during the pandemic has made me realise he’s really competitive.

He hates it if I score higher on a piece of coursework than him.

He’s also really inconsiderate of all the things I do for him. Is there a future here?

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DEIDRE SAYS: It sounds like your boyfriend is quite immature. You need to talk to him about how you’re feeling.

If he can accept what you are saying and make some changes, then he’s showing you he is mature enough to develop and strengthen your partnership.

My support pack Ending A Relationship can also help you decide if moving on is the right next step.

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