For those of a certain age and geographical, cinematic, and cultural taste, it can be hard to think about how to get over insecurities in a relationship without thinking of the directors and filmmakers of the 1960s and 70s.
Just say the name “Woody Allen” and, with his vast canon of insecure characters and distinct vocal and directorial style—not to mention his actions OFF camera—and it’s hard not to feel just a little squeamish and insecure yourself.
The same goes for the likes of Philip Roth, Sylvia Plath, and many more.
This was the time of experimentation, liberation, Free Love—and all the insecurities that can come from, literally and figuratively, laying yourself bare before another.
If you happen to be struggling with insecurities, the first thing to recognize is that you’re not only not alone; you’re arguably in the majority.
The feeling of isolation or of “being alone” is, in and of itself, an insecurity.
Human beings are social creatures, and so when we don’t feel that we can relate to others, or that our problems are unique, we often make the assumption that they are therefore insolvable.
And that doesn’t have to be the case. Here, then, are seven ways to beat insecurities in a relationship