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My Boyfriend Says I’m Needy! How to Change This Now.

Submitted by on October 2, 2011 – 11:30 pmNo Comment

Author: Gillian Reynolds

Nothing stings a woman more than a negative comment coming straight at her. It hurts to be criticized by anyone. When the person saying it happens to be your boyfriend, it makes it that much worse. Men can be critical about many things. One of those things is interwoven with our sensitivity and desire to be close. Hearing your boyfriend tell you that he thinks you’re too needy is earth shattering. It leaves you feeling unsure of how you should be acting and self conscious about everything you are doing. If you are indeed a woman who has been thinking to herself, “my boyfriend says I’m needy,” you have to act on that. You must make some important changes within the relationship if you want to keep him devoted to you and if a future with him is something you need.

Whenever a woman tells her friends, “my boyfriend says I’m needy,” they’ll typically tell her that he’s wrong. Your friends are there to protect you. They don’t want to add to your emotional discomfort by telling you that you may actually be needy and that may be pushing your guy away. Women and men tend to view the idea of being needy in very different ways. To us we simply see it as a sign of how deep and unwavering our love is for our guy. To men it’s a sign of desperation and it’s unappealing.

If your boyfriend has told you that he believes you’re too needy, don’t discount that. Don’t get super sensitive and fall apart into a puddle of tears. That won’t help matters at all. He’ll view your outburst as a sign of how right he is in his observation of you. If you can’t accept criticism very well, he’ll stop sharing what he feels and eventually that will create so much emotional distance that he’ll pull back forever.

Address the issue head on. Obviously he wouldn’t have shared what he felt unless he wanted things to change. You have to start looking honestly at your behavior within the relationship. If you are constantly chasing after your boyfriend hoping to spend time with him, that’s being too needy. If you need constant reassurance that he loves you, that’s being too needy as well. Jealousy can also be interpreted as neediness, so you need to be mindful of that as well.

A step in the positive direction for you is to become more independent. Instead of relying on your boyfriend for everything, work at taking care of yourself more in every way. Spend more time on your own pursuing your own interests. It’s also a good idea to surround yourself with friends who see you in the very best light possible. With their supportive encouragement you’ll begin to see how strong and self sufficient you really can be.

If you rely more on yourself and your own internal strength you’ll be not only showing your boyfriend that you’re no longer needy, you’ll be making yourself more appealing at the same time. Nothing is quite as sexy and alluring to a man with a woman who is confident and clear on how valuable she believes she is. Leave your neediness behind you and show your man exactly how amazing and self-motivated you are.

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When a woman is too needy in her relationship it can damage it forever. If you’ve done anything that has caused your man to pull back, there is a way for you to get his interest back now.

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