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I've come to realize the reason most of my relationships fail has more to do with me than the people I've dated. Don't get me wrong, I, like everyone, have experienced some sh*tty significant others. I've dated people who were arrogant, narcissistic, and just plain awful. But, for the most part, my exes have all been really good people. They were genuine, but even with their kindness, we didn't work out. And I now know why: It was because of me.
My fear of rejection is deeper than I thought. I'm so afraid of being left without warning that I've built up more walls than I can count and I've learned to self-sabotage myself at every point. I'm the reason my relationships haven't worked out and why I'm still unable to make something stick.