Instead, because you don’t see yourself as naturally lovable, you feel like you have to fight and claw and strive for a mate.
It’s as if unless you go nine million extra miles for something, you’re not going to get it.
You may even be willing to put up with behavior that doesn't satisfy you, because you feel lucky to have anyone at all, even though you are aware you are not happy. Scared of Intimacy Were intimacy and connection in your repertoire growing up?
Dating a guy with low self esteem
The following are 10 of the many ways that low self-esteem can manifest in your romantic relationship.
(Note that adult manifestations of earlier emotional, physical or sexual abuse are way too complex to be characterized in this post.
Trying to do so would not do service and so those pathways to low self-esteem will be omitted from this article.) 1.
Bring the Bling You feel wretched and fantasize that a knight in shining armor will take you out of your circumstances and make everything better.
This in turn reaffirms your belief that no one can be trusted.