1. He Puts You Down
Usually when someone is overly critical of you, it’s because they’re trying to mask their own faults or deficiencies. Does he constantly put you down when you feel beautiful? Does he nitpick everything you do, pointing out mistakes rather than telling you that you did a great job? Does he tell you he could have done it better and tries to “help” you by pointing out your flaws rather than encouraging you with praise? If so, he’s trying to make you lose your confidence to the point where you will have no choice but to look to him for approval or reassurance, therefore boosting his ego. Putting you down is his way of making himself feel bigger. If you recognize that he is always breaking you down instead of building you up, then it’s time to find a man who will encourage you to be your best self with kind words, not disparaging ones.