17 Ways We Sabotage Our Own Happiness


Needing constant validation from your partner

If you constantly find yourself seeking approval from your partner, it’s time to stop. Not only does it make you feel vulnerable and not good enough without his/her validation, but it will also have negative consequences for your partner and your relationship.

When you don’t have the best opinion of yourself, your only way to feel good about yourself is to rely on your partner’s approval and admiration. But that will only give you temporary reassurance.

“Within moments of the last compliment or romantic deed that your partner expresses, you are doubting yourself again, and your need to be loved and admired becomes insatiable,” warns Carissa Coulston, PsyD, relationship expert at The Eternity Rose.

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