10 Reasons To Be Careful When Dating Someone With Low Self-Esteem . Thought Catalog

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11 Things All Insecure Men Do To The Women They Love

Low self-esteem affects relationships in so many ways that it's almost mind blowing. There are almost too many negative side effects to list. Relationship behaviors that might mean you have low self-esteem are, coincidentally, common fight starters, and even breakup fuel. And because you've probably been battling low self-esteem most of your life, and through all your relationships, you probably don't even notice you're doing these things - or you think they're normal relationship behaviors. They're not. When I worked with couples as both a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate and Planned Parenthood Certified Responsible Sexuality Educator and in my work with homeless teens , there was probably no bigger issue that impacted relationships than low self-esteem.

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Hoping to click: dating and breast cancer . Breast Cancer Now

Young Women and Breast Cancer Dating and Relationships with Pasha Hogan

Linda Dackman was 34 when she had a mastectomy. She had no way to find help as a single woman looking for a relationship, wanting to know when and how to tell about her mastectomy and her disease. She wrote the book Up Front: Sex and the Post-Mastectomy Woman , a personal account of how she coped with these problems unfortunately out of print, but worth tracking down in a library or a used book store. Each time she met someone new, Linda had to struggle with when and how to tell, and then how to behave in intimate situations. In the beginning, she would blurt out her history almost immediately, frightening herself and her date. Gradually she got to a point where she was able to wait till the third or fourth meeting and discuss it without upsetting herself or her companion.

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9 Ways To Make An Inexperienced Partner More Comfortable

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How to handle being a shy guy with no experience dating

If you asked me this two years ago, I would have said, hell no! But now that I'm older and wiser, I have had an eye-opener of an experience being an experienced woman dating an inexperienced guy. I met him when we were both 25 not totally unusual in South Asian countries. We were classmates in grad school in the US, all the way on the other side of the planet from where our homes were, and this guy, who had been shy for 25 years, was finally free and uninhibited. We were drunk one night, and, suffice to say, things happened quickly. He definitely was shy before kissing and touching me, and He definitely was shy before kissing and touching me, and kept asking for my permission before doing literally anything.

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