Keeping it Real

4 Signs You Depend on the Man in Your Life Too Much

Being in a stable and healthy relationship is a wonderful thing.

But if you depend on your boyfriend for too much, it can create tension between the two of you. Here are four signs you might be too dependent on the man in your life.

You need his approval to feel good about yourself

If you only feel good about yourself when a man tells you how smart, pretty or well-dressed you are, you need to change your thinking process. You need to learn how to feel like an amazing woman without a man telling you that you are. You should be able to look in the mirror and see a beautiful, confident woman staring back at you.

You should be able to celebrate your achievements without anyone else telling you how great you did because you should already know that. It’s nice to have other people acknowledge the things you’ve done, but you should never rely on them to make the things you’ve achieved meaningful or to be happy.

You let him pay for everything

You might be dating the nicest guy on earth, but that doesn’t mean you have to let him pay for everything. He can love you more than anything, but proof of that is not in how much he spends on you. If you don’t have a lot of money or you don’t work, this is not a good enough excuse for not paying for anything.