People with low self-esteem don’t see their personal sacrifices as being beneficial for their relationship.
As the study found, there’s a link between self-esteem and regret. In this case, people with low self-esteem don’t see their personal sacrifices as being beneficial for their relationship. Instead, they regret those sacrifices to a greater extent. Researchers believe one of the main reasons behind why some people end up regretting their sacrifices is because they don’t believe their partners really appreciate or support them. “It’s really difficult at times to be in a relationship with a partner who has low self-esteem,” Dr. Lisa Herman, licensed psychologist and owner of online mental health therapy site, Synergy eTherapy tells Bustle. “But there are ways to help.”
1. Find Time During Your Day To Actively Be Together
“Active means you are intentionally interacting with one another,” Dr. Herman says. “Sometimes people think looking at their phones or reading their own book independently but together in the same room is quality time. It really isn’t. Actively engaging with one another takes effort, attention, and desire.”
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