Low self esteem and dating
In other words, women who felt less desirable or attractive than their partners compensated for this imbalance by investing more time, effort, and economic resources in their relationships.
So does that mean that if you’re the type who often puts forth more time and effort in your relationships that you automatically have low self-esteem? Here are a few important questions to consider before picking up a self-help book: Am I denying, delaying, or minimizing the things I need for the sake of the relationship or my partner’s needs? ) to go out of your way for your partner every once in awhile, if you’re regularly putting off your needs (adequate sleep, gym time, studying, laundry, spending time with your friends, etc.) for the sake of being there for and/or with your partner, this can be indicative of valuing your partner’s needs over your own.
Confident women don’t take it personally when a guy doesn’t want a romantic relationship.
They realize that it must not be the right match and they move on, with their sense of self firmly intact.
If you don’t feel good about yourself, you will never truly believe that someone else can love you and you will constantly be on the lookout for the other shoe to drop, for the guy you care about to leave, thus validating the fact that you are unworthy of love.
Poor self-worth is what traps us in bad relationships, what sabotages new relationships, and what causes us to feel so devastated and broken when a relationship ends.
Do I feel like my partner does his fair share and reciprocates my efforts?Healthy self-esteem is a prerequisite for healthy relationships.From my personal experiences, and my years spent writing about relationships, I’ve learned that poor self-esteem is the number one cause of unhealthy relationships, as well as the top relationship killer.Everyone’s path will be different, but no matter what, having a picture of what high self-esteem looks like, and how it can play out in relationships, is helpful and can help reveal the areas you may need to work on.Having high self-esteem doesn’t guarantee a happy relationship, but it does equip you with the skills to identify what you want and realize you deserve to get it, and the strength to walk away if something falls short.