If you’re a clingy partner, you shouldn’t expect your relationship to last long. It’s a sad truth you need to accept. Although you can reason out that your clinginess comes from a place of love, it’s possible that your partner may not agree. He or she may be feeling boxed in or smothered. You don’t want your partner to feel this way, of course.
How Not To Become A Clingy Partner
First of all, you have to realize that there’s a better way to show that you love a person or that you want to spend a bit more time with him or her. However, keeping the person all to yourself is stopping them from being their own person. If you do this, your partner will likely be unhappy. You can also come off as needy – a person who always wants attention. So, here’s what you do about it:
1. Acknowledge that you are the problem.
Most likely, your partner is not doing anything to make you act clingy. You’re not a clingy partner because of other external factors either. It’s your behavior and you have to own up to it. Realizing and accepting that your clingy is the first step.
2. Sort through your trust issues.
The most likely reason why you’re a clingy partner is that you have plenty of trust issues. You have to get over them by addressing them head-on. For example, if you feel like your partner is hiding something on his or her phone, you have to talk about it in a calm way. Communication is always the key. It makes moving forward quicker.
3. Change your perspective on space.
Do you view space as something negative? It’s time to stop thinking that. After you have sorted out your trust issues, you need to see space as something positive. The best way to do that would be to take some time off and focus on yourself. Go to the spa, get a haircut, pamper yourself, exercise and so on. Take your time off and leverage it so you can experience how good it is to have some time away from the relationship.
These are three solid tips to help you avoid being a clingy partner. Realize that you’re clingy, change your perspective, and then change your behavior. Don’t forget to share this post if you found it helpful. For more tips like this, read the rest of our blog.