I was once in a controlling relationship and I know that I didn’t realize how controlling it was until after we broke up.
Looking back, I see that there are so many signs that I noticed by chose to ignore.
Just because you're in a relationship doesn't mean you guys can't do stuff on your own sometimes.
like they’re entitled to them and their partner is cruelly withholding it.
Put simply, a needy person doesn’t feel good inside and then saddles the other person with the responsibility to make them feel better… whoops, “my battery died, sorry I didn’t call you back last night.” Nobody’s perfect. When you boil it all down, neediness is not some set of behaviors. When a person takes on the belief that another person is responsible for their happiness, their sense of well-being and their sense of self-esteem, then it’s guaranteed that they’re going to act needy as a result of that mindset.
But neediness is not gender-specific – guys make the mistake of being “needy” too!
So I want you to know that I am putting this out there to help and inspire everyone to have more dating success, to point fingers. ” and pretty much any sentence that begins with ‘why didn’t you,’ it’s like nails on a chalkboard.