Find out if your neediness is scaring away potential partners.
Nothing scares off a potentially perfect partner more than the festering stench of being emotionally needy. It's exhausting for everyone involved.
If you're emotionally needy, you're probably expending a ton of energy trying to nail down a commitment way too soon just to feel secure. And if the person you're dating is emotionally needy, you're probably busy running for the hills or scrolling through frantic texts because you took too long to respond to him (because God forbid you need to shower, drive, or sleep ever).
Emotional need is human. It's normal. But emotional neediness is unhealthy, and it stems from insecurity and a feeling of not being complete within yourself.
If you suspect that you're emotionally needy, don't even think of pursuing a relationship with someone else until you fix the relationship with yourself first. And if you're not sure if you're emotionally needy, read on for a self-diagnosis ... or just ask your girlfriends, because they're probably sick and tired of hearing you whine about that guy who never called you back two years ago.