I had 3 month old dreads when I started dating my bf. He's really a great/sweet guy and treats me WONDERFULLY...but he really hates dreads. I decided to take them out for him. A few days ago, I came across a photo of me with my dreads....and I suddenly regretted it. I started crying because I missed my dreads. They meant SO much to me. So I talked to my bf about it and told him i wanted them back. We got in a huge argument over it, and he told me I was being selfish for wanting dreads, knowing how much he hates them. He said that they are an embarassment and that I'm being childish and acting like a rebellious teenager. Everyone has flaws, and one of his, is the fact that he can be a bit judgemental sometimes and anything that doesn't fit his idea of beauty, he considers dumb. I caved and told him I wouldn't do it...but after thinking about it...I decided to stand up for him. And now I've started my dread journey all over again! I just don't know how to make him see that I DO love him and I'm NOT being selfish. But it makes me feel really self-conscious knowing how much he's judging me.
updated by @knottyprincess: 02/14/15 08:31:31AM