How do I deal with a man with low self-esteem? Should I even bother?
My bf seems to have pretty low self-esteem. He is very negative about himself. I don't think it affected me at first but now it is really starting to bring me down.
I'm more successful than he is and I didn't think it was a problem before but now I think he is jealous and resentful that I do well.
He had an incident where he is doing something on his job that he is very unhappy with and he gives me the silent treatment. Of course it took 2 days for him to tell me what was up and now I haven't heard from him anymore.
I am ticked off that he is taking stuff out on me and that is what he is doing with his mood swings and silent treatment. He seems to thrive on negative attention too.
Before I really knew him he always said that no girl would ever give him a chance and that he would never have a girlfriend. This is a frequent thing I hear on forums from very shy men and those with low self-esteem. I also hear that because he doesn't think anyone could like him there must be something wrong with anyone who does like him.
Well I gave him a chance and now this is what I get?
I suspect he will be silent for a few days to a week or whatever and then contact me like nothing's wrong and I am just supposed to accept that?
I feel like saying what am I supposed to do hop up and down because you feel like speaking to me again?