[Read: The right way to have a perfect start to a new relationship] The mind of an insecure man It took me quite a few years to actually see what I was experiencing now and then with guys I date.

Acknowledging the fact that you’re dating an insecure man is never easy.

If a guy’s scared you’ll leave him, he’d do anything to manipulate you into staying.

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[Read: 15 shocking signs of insecurity in a subtly controlling boyfriend] Insecure men aren’t always insecure though.

At times, it may just be the fear of losing you that makes your man insecure.

A secure man wouldn’t be offended or threatened if his woman speaks to other guys *unless she’s had a sexual history with that guy*.

But if your man is insecure, chances are, he’ll tell you how lonely and awkward he felt when you were so busy talking and having fun with another guy. They look for ways to pierce your heart and get things done their way.

Insecurity in your man can also make you antisocial and stunt your growth.

Before you know it, you’d start to avoid all your friends and spend all your time with him.[Read: Why we end up falling out of love in a relationship] And a few relationships later, I met another great guy.And within a few weeks of dating this new guy, I started seeing the same symptoms that I had seen in my earlier boyfriend, great guys who give great advice, but eventually turn into men who can never be pleased.But as the months start to roll by, you’d see that the advice would start to turn into sulking commands and manipulative pleas to arm twist you into doing what he wants.Unfortunately, you’ll never see the signs or the real face under the mask of niceness until you’re ready to end the relationship or have already broken up with him.But yet, they’re not bold enough to speak their mind.