My husband and I met this person a few months ago, as he was presenting us the idea of a business partnership. Although we did fine by ourselves, we thought of expanding our work further to other region. This man has been in the business a lot longer than we have and has shared some of his knowledges and ideas over time. Although we initially built a mutual trust with each other, he has demonstrated a lack of respect towards my husband lately, calling him names like 'Hey f****t, what's going on?' or refer him intentionally as 'She'. He meant it as a joke because maybe the men at work talk that way among each other and mean nothing by it. My opinion is, if you want to be my lifelong business partner, you need to respect each other. Don't talk to me as if I'm one of your workers. And even among the workers, we would never talk to them this way. We always address and treat them respectfully. Maybe this person thinks he's being cool or feel the need to assert his dominance in his workplace, I don't know.
I have pretty much decided not to go further with him in business. We are trying to keep a cordial relationship with him as we work our way out of the relationship with him. Meanwhile he still thinks we have a future together to expand our businesses. I have come to find out he has gotten himself into a lot of trouble with the law, which of course he said wasn't ever his fault. I have never met someone who has so much drama in their lives like he does. I'm worried now that he will start harassing us with calls or even be aggressive towards us (he knows people). I still want us to end things peacefully, so how should I go about this?
I have been married for 11 years and have one child, we have been together since middle school and were each others first everything, first boyfriend/girlfriend, kiss, sex, everything, i thought what we had was soo special because we had something most everyone else didnt.... soo fast forward to 2018 and i could tell something was off, hardly any sex or intimacy and when we did it, it was like...
I had to laugh at me.I deleted something and had a panic attack. Didn't realize how high my anxiety was until it happened.Drinking some liquid, even breathing, and laughing as the anxiety disappeared naturally.