Here’s the damage.
When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy for your self-esteem to suffer. After all, it’s probably been some time since you’ve gotten all gussied up for the sake of attracting the opposite sex.
But did you know that low self-esteem can actually harm your relationship? Fortunately, the converse is true as well; self-confidence can enable your relationship to thrive.
Here are 15 ways how you feel about yourself affects your relationships:
1. Low self-confidence is limiting.
If your self-confidence is too low, you will be unable to ask for what you want or set limits on what you don’t want.
2. Self-confidence is empowering.
Becoming self-confident allows you to be assertive, ask for what you want and set limits on what you don’t want. That includes asking for a commitment if that’s what you’re after!
3. Low self-esteem is stressful.
When your self-esteem is not high enough, you’ll be too anxious to please and you’ll hide your own thoughts and feelings to avoid disagreements. Your partner may not know who you really are, and, as a result, you’ll be unable to resolve interpersonal conflicts.