7. He blackmails you.
He’ll constantly try to make you prove your loyalty to him by pretending to end the relationship. He’ll go on about how he doesn’t feel like you truly care for him or want him. An insecure man will never be happy, no matter how much you do for him and the relationship; he will always ask you to prove your love for him.
He’s hoping that you will be manipulated into pleading with him to not leave; he is simply looking for validation and testing your love for him, and is not actually planning on breaking off the relationship at all. It’s like a sick game, in which you are the victim.
8. He constantly complains about his exes.
All his stories about his old relationships will be about how none of his partners actually cared about him. He’ll say that they simply used him and then dumped him when someone better came along. You will notice how in every relationship, he was always the victim and was completely innocent.
Take all these stories with a grain of salt otherwise, you might stay with him just because you pity him. When you are dating an insecure man, you need to understand very quickly, whether you are with him because you love him, or because you feel sorry for him.
9. He keeps checking your updates online.
The moment you put something up on any of your social media accounts, he knows. This is because he is always stalking you online, and constantly keeps an eye on your social media activity.
And god forbid you to put up something without telling him about it first or put up a post with someone with the opposite sex; he will go ballistic. This becomes quite ominous and tiring after a while.
10. He tries to find out what you are up to all the time.
If you’re texting, he’ll try to stand behind you and read what you’re typing. He might try to casually find out who it is or he’ll just bluntly order you to let him check your phone. There won’t be anything called privacy in the relationship, and if you refuse to participate in this, all hell will break loose.
You could just be watching funny cat videos but he’ll always be suspicious that you’re keeping some secrets, and you are doing something bad behind his back.
11. His lavish affection is overwhelming.
Initially, you will feel amazing when he will shower you with expensive gifts and constant attention. He will go out of his way to make you feel like a queen, but after a point, all this will get tiring, and overwhelming. The very things that made you happy, will make you feel superficial and suffocated in the relationship.
You will be forced to wonder whether he truly loves you or if he’s just trying to bribe you with gifts into staying with him. Is it actually true love, or some plain old manipulation?
12. He always thinks you are cheating on him.
He’s made the craziest accusations about you carrying on affairs with everyone from a random salesperson to a colleague because he fully believes that you could do much better than him. He will always take the most meaningless things and twist them into something malicious and accuse you of betraying him.
In reality, he is simply insecure about himself and thinks that he is not good enough for you, and it’s simply a matter of time when you will dump him for someone better.
13. He wants to be with you all the time.
You initially feel flattered that as soon you leave, he’ll send a message telling you how much he wishes you were back with him. We all like to feel needed but this can get annoying fast.
He’ll want you with him all the time even if you have important work to do. He’ll even make you feel bad just for taking time out to do your job or hang out with friends and family. He will always want you around him and will expect you to not have a life outside of the relationship.