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i have been dating my boyfriend for about 6 months now and

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i have been dating my boyfriend for about 6 months now and things are moving quickly. we recently had a disagreement in front of my mother. when we do have a disagreement or argument he insists that i look at him directly when we speak. i hate to do this because it makes me feel uncomfortable and like i have no control. i've told him i don't like it but he thinks it's important that we can look at each other when we are upset, how can i approach this in a way that he will understand?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  Ms Chase replied 8 years ago.
What kinds of disagreements have you been having?

How did the two of you meet?

What are your ages?

Do you look him in the face at all when you are not arguing?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

disagreement about small things.

we met online.

we are in our 20's.

and yes, the majority of the time we have great eye contact.