20 Little Things That’ll Make Your Relationship SUPER Strong

oo much attention is not always a good thing.

He picks you up, presents you with roses, opens your door, takes you to an elegant restaurant, and endlessly compliments you throughout the night. He repeatedly tells you, his voice laced with incredulous wonder, that he can’t believe you agreed to go out with him since you’re so far out of his league. He treats you like a princess and it’s flattering.


It no longer feels like he treasures and cherishes you; it feels like overbearing possessiveness. Suddenly, it seems to take all your energy to assure (and reassure and reassure again) your man that you love him. It’s sucking the life out of you.

Insecure men are everywhere! Here are 15 signs your man is probably one of them (sorry!): 

1. He has no outside friends or interests.

He never mentions any friends and doesn’t hang out with anyone but you. Outside of work, he has no interests or hobbies. He doesn’t go to the gym, play any sports, take any classes, volunteer or go to church.

When he isn’t with you, he’s sitting at home thinking about you. Or maybe he did have friends and hobbies at one time, but he gave them all up in order to spend every minute with you.

2. He thinks you still have feelings for your ex.

He’s convinced you aren’t over your ex, even if you’ve been divorced/broken up for years and the only feelings you have for him are disappointment, pity, loathing, disgust, and a smidgen of residual hatred.

His insecurity is so overwhelming that he can’t see reason and will convince himself that you couldn’t possibly love him, so the only “logical” conclusion is that you’re still in love with your ex.

3. He tells you he loves you right away.

Very early in the relationship, he professes his undying love for you. You could fly through the air while shouting, “He loves me! He loves me! He loves me!” But the sane part of you feels like, “He loves me? Wait, what? This is our second date. That’s crazy-talk.”

It takes time to get to know someone enough to love them, and if your new boyfriend is telling you he loves you right off the bat, it should sound warning bells, especially if he pressures you into saying it back to him.

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