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Can you help me break my bad boy habit? How can I stop this happening again? Cheeky chaps that only the right kind of woman can truly understand and care for.

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Who we can tame and change with patience and love. Something is wrong with my vagina, but I'm scared to see a doctor. How do I make up for it? Could this graphic novel show young men how to treat women with respect? Then imagine if you were hearing about this from a friend? What advice would you give her? Next, consider what things all of these relationships have in common.

How did they start?

Were there warning signs of abuse early on or did it come later? When did you first notice any problems and what did you do? Did you try and end things?

If so, what happened? Are you also able to think about what happened from one relationship to the next? Compared to a toxic previous relationship, a slightly less toxic new relationship may seem perfect to you. Having noted what How to be a bad boy in dating buzz on within the relationships, you could write about, think about or talk with friends how you might do things differently.

Alongside this you may realise other factors contributed to you feeling trapped in these relationships. Such as being bullied as a child, or being raised in a home where abuse physical, sexual or emotional or neglect was the norm.

If you feel you are still affected by this you, or other readers, may seek help from the numerous organisations listed via This Is Abuse. With greater insights about past relationships you can move to focus on what positive relationships will be like for you in the future. The Freedom Programme may help in this process.

You may also appreciate reading about or going on courses that address communication, confidence and assertiveness.

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If you struggle with this, imagine a character in books, film or movies you admire. Think about how they might deal with situations you feel insecure about.

Or create a playlist of music that makes you feel strong. Play it loud, dance and sing to it if it helps you feel empowered. Being with friends or family, enjoying hobbies, or finding ways to look after yourself while establishing wider support networks can also be beneficial.

And relationships with them as exciting, unpredictable and fun. Petra Boynton is a social psychologist and sex researcher working in International Health Care and studying sex and relationships. How to be a bad boy in dating buzz her on Twitter drpetra. Petra cannot print answers to every single question submitted, but she does read all your emails. Please note that by submitting your question to Petra, you are giving your permission for her to use your question as the basis of her column, published online at Wonder Women.

All questions will be kept anonymous and key details, facts and figures may change to protect your identity. Petra can only answer based on the information you give her and her advice is not a substitute for medical, therapeutic or legal advice.

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Create your free profile on the Telegraph's online dating site. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Friday 16 November Breaking Bad With greater insights about past relationships you can move to focus on what positive relationships will be like for you in the future. Email your sex and relationships queries in confidence to: Relationship Advice and Romance.

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