Is He Holding You Back? pg1
Cosmo Editor

Is He Holding You Back? pg1

- Cosmo Editor

It’s not hard to tell when a guy is blatantly standing between you and your goals. But when he’s holding you back in subtler ways, the signs may be harder to detect, explains Elizabeth C Hechtman, psychotherapist and personal coach. Answer the following questions to see if your man is your biggest fan… or just dragging you down.

‘My ex was always cutting me off at dinner parties. I’d be telling a story and he’d make some stupid pornographic joke to bring the attention back to himself,’ laments Gwen*, 29.

‘If you’re always the supporting actress in his life without any opportunity to take centre stage, ask yourself whether you’re okay with that,’ advises clinical psychologist, Dr Jared D Von Arx. If not, it’s time to have a talk with him – he may not even be conscious of his behaviour. Then, conduct random spot checks to see if he actually listened. While out with friends, tell a joke or a story and see if he jumps in with the punch-line. Or hold back the banter and notice if he tries to draw you into the conversation or happily blabs on without interruption.

 


*Names have been changed

IF YOU LIKED THIS, YOU'LL ALSO ENJOY THIS...

CELEB NEWS Jaime King: Motherhood is all that matters - Cosmo Editor | 02 September 2014 | 08:00pm

Jaime King says her son is the most important thing in her l...

SHARE
CELEB NEWS Piers Morgan confirms CNN departure - Cosmo Editor | 02 September 2014 | 08:00pm

Piers Morgan has confirmed he is leaving CNN after turning d...

SHARE
CELEB NEWS Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault - Cosmo Editor | 02 September 2014 | 08:00pm

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault. The 'Beautiful P...

SHARE
CELEB NEWS Helen Mirren is learning Italian - Cosmo Editor | 02 September 2014 | 08:00pm

Dame Helen Mirren is learning Italian. The 69-year-old actre...

SHARE