Low self-esteem is often the result of abuse, neglect, or mental illness that has not been properly addressed. The partner with low self-esteem may not feel like they are deserving of the love or attention of the person that loves them, which can drive all manner of negative behaviors.
What do you do when your partner has low self esteem?
Here are some suggestions on how to talk to them, to try to support them:Remain autonomous. First of all, accept that you are not there to fix your partner. Avoid flippant compliments. Help them to see a new perspective. Encourage practising self-love. Dont walk on eggshells.20 Nov 2019
What causes a man to have low self esteem?
Some of the many causes of low self-esteem may include: Unhappy childhood where parents (or other significant people such as teachers) were extremely critical. Poor academic performance in school resulting in a lack of confidence. Ongoing stressful life event such as relationship breakdown or financial trouble.