Self-doubt is a common occurrence within the human experience. It’s impossible to feel certain about every single aspect of our lives, which is why insecurity creeps up on all of us when we least expect it.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always an individual issue. Our insecurities become heightened in relationships due to a lack of emotional confidence. When these arise, we act on feelings of jealousy or codependency. Which can potentially create a rift between you and your partner.
There’s no doubt that those with a higher sense of confidence in their relationships live happier romantic lives. Letting go of your insecurities isn’t the easiest task, but it’s one of the most rewarding. Not only for you but your significant other as well.
Here are 10 steps to help you break up with your relationship insecurities.
- Change your narrative
The most important step to becoming a more confident person in your relationship is by changing your narrative. If you perceive yourself as someone who is highly insecure, you will project that onto your environment. Once you begin to label yourself as someone secure, your entire attitude will change.
- Stop overthinking
Overthinking is your worst enemy. It cultivates negative energy and promotes anxiety. It even creates problems out of nothing. Go out of your way to break this habit. If you don’t, you are adding unnecessary stress to yourself and your relationship.
- Ask for help
Nowadays there are thousands, if not millions, of ways to seek help for your insecurities. Therapy is the most common one. However, there are also several other ways to better yourself without breaking the bank. Such as buying a couple of self-help books, or even downloading an app.
- Be honest with your partner
Your insecurities can disturb any healthy dynamic you have with your partner. Which is why it is so important to disclose any personal issues you might be dealing with. This will not only take a huge weight off of your shoulders, but it will also make your partner understand your behavior. By embracing your insecurities with your partner, you are essentially creating a safe environment to explore any solutions to your negative feelings or habits.
Self-awareness is the number one step to this process, followed by open communication and tons of effort. However, some insecurities are harder to spot than others, hopefully, this list can help you let go of some.