12 Signs That Show Your Partner Might Be Destroying Your Self-Esteem
9 Disregarding things that are important to you
In a relationship, a partner sometimes needs to suck it up and make an effort to support you in the things you do and which interests you. You might want to be an amateur dancer or athlete and you would really like it if your partner were to come to your performance. It can even be something as subtle as wanting your partner to join you on your morning or evening walk. But, they simply are too lazy and would rather stay at home than go out.
When they aren’t willing to support you or show the least bit of interest in your hobbies. It’s like they are telling you “I’d rather die than do your thing”. It will seem like your happiness isn’t exactly a priority for them. Your confidence and self-esteem can take a lot of damage from being ignored.
10 Your partner says no to every single one of your ideas
According to psychologists, refusing or saying no should be done more often. But, if your partner rejects and says no to almost any idea that you have, then they aren’t exactly encouraging you or trying to be supportive of you. Your self-esteem can take a huge blow from this. Hearing “No” every time you suggest something can make you feel that nothing you come up with is ever good enough. You may feel like that you can’t seek your own comfort and freedom.
11 The always want to offer help and advice
When your partner finds you succeeding in something, they might start getting a bit competitive. Sometimes they might even want to hold you back because they are just jealous of your success. All of your self-confidence as well as your self-esteem can be devoured by this kind of negative attitude from your partner.
You will notice them doing this by always offering their help or wanting to give you advice just to show that they know more or they could do it better. Such interference can really drag you down in your path towards success as it will make you extremely hesitant about upsetting your partner with your decisions and actions. Moreover, you will come to depend on them for advice because you will lose confidence in your own abilities.
12 Your partner refuses to argue
You may think that it’s weird that whenever you find yourself in an argument with your partner they simply just give up and refuse to argue. Well, that’s true! It is weird if they don’t argue back. By refusing to argue it can be that they don’t think that something is worth fighting for. When your partner always closes the debate by saying something like “I don’t even want to argue with you about this” then it’s their way of saying: “I’m right and I don’t care what you have to say”. This might actually work in their favor as it will make you feel worthless.