She never acts as excited to see me when I come home. " My friend has just entered into the first of two common phases of relationship insecurity: rhetorical questioning. Moreover, the very acting out of our insecurities can push our partner away, thus creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Challenging the inner critic that sabotages our relationship. Our relationships stir up old feelings from our past more than anything else.

" Then comes phase two: turning on himself, "It's because I'm losing my looks. People with low self-esteem not only want their partner to see them in a better light than they see themselves, but in moments of self-doubt, they have trouble even recognizing their partner's affirmations. Nothing awakens distant hurts like a close relationship.

Unsurprisingly, studies have found that people with low self-esteem have more relationship insecurities, which can prevent them from experiencing the benefits of a loving relationship.

So now that we are all caught up, let’s move on to the larger issues pointed out by this series.

The popularity of Insecure and Awkward Black Girl before that are that they relate to young women (in particular, young black women) in a realistic way.

Eventually, she begins to wish that she could find a guy who is more of a challenge…

When a needy guy gets dumped by a woman he really likes (often before they’ve even had sex), he will start looking for reasons why.

‘, people are opening up about their own experiences of toxic relationships. ‘When they twist any scenario to one where they are the victim.’ 4.

‘When you aren’t allowed to be upset at them without them turning it back on you rather than acknowledging the reason for your anger.’ 5.

And while it can bounce back and forth from partner to partner, both the cause of our insecurity and its cure reside in us alone.

She wants someone better." We've all most likely been at one or the other ends of this scenario; we've either been the worrier or been with the worrier. Insecurity , as most of us know firsthand, can be toxic to our closest relationships.

Sometimes, they can just completely manipulate you into staying. You don’t have to stay with someone who doesn’t make you happy – and you most certainly don’t owe your love to someone who makes you feel unhappy in yourself.