In all my years of dating men, if there s one thing that s stuck out like a sore thumb in a man, it s his insecurity. At least in all the men I ve dated, more than half of them were insecure. What s more surprising is that I m not the only one who s had to deal with insecure men. Insecure men can come off as one of the most sensitive and nicest men you ve ever met. At first, he may be quiet and always ready to give you advice when you need it. He was an exceptionally great guy who loved me and treated me like a princess. We had the best times together. I felt the same way too and decided to spend less time with my friends.
And then, it was the same with my job and with the amount of time I spent in office and how much I spend on shopping. Now he never was rude. In fact, he was extremely understanding and nice. It was more like he was concerned about me and cared for me. But he always seemed hurt and pained when I went out without him.
But he would go out often with his own friends! No matter what I did, unless I had his approval, he was always upset by something or the other. I tried changing myself for him so he could be proud of me. After all, he was a really good catch. But the more I tried, the more I failed.
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Nothing could ever please him, and he always had a way of pointing flaws in the things I did. And within a few weeks of dating this new guy, I started seeing the same symptoms that I had seen in my earlier boyfriend, great guys who give great advice, but eventually turn into men who can never be pleased. [Read: ]It took me quite a few years to actually see what I was experiencing now and then with guys I date. Acknowledging the fact that you re dating an insecure man is never easy.
Almost all the time, you ll just end up assuming that your boyfriend s only trying to help you. And before you know it, your sweet and insecure man will learn to control your life by playing the part of the victim. [Read: ]Insecure men are terribly jealous. But they won t admit to it.
They ll behave like they re sacrificing so much for your happiness, and load you up with guilt. Insecurity in your man can also make you antisocial and stunt your growth. Before you know it, you d start to avoid all your friends and spend all your time with him. And even if you want to meet a good friend, you d wonder if your boyfriend or husband would be okay with you meeting a friend. Ever felt that?
Chances are, you re being tricked into submission by an insecure man. One of the easiest ways to recognize an insecure man is by watching his behavior when you re having a pleasant conversation with another man.