Q&A: My boyfriend is a very negative person. How can I help him?

A: To be very honest with you, it’s not easy to turn that around. If you’re in a dating relationship and you don’t see significant growth in this area, I would ask you to think seriously about not marrying that person. To live with a negative person your whole life can be extremely draining. Get him to someone who can help him understand himself and why he sees the negative side of life rather than the positive side of life. Otherwise, you’re going to see the glass as half full, he’s going to see it as half empty and for your whole life time he is going to drain your energy while you’re going to try to help him see the brighter side of life.