8 signs which show that your partner is clingy

8 signs which show that your partner is clingy

When your partner’s love for you gets a little out of hand, it goes from being sweet to something annoying, something intolerable, often spelled as C-L-I-N-G-Y.

Who doesn’t like being adored and pampered? We all do. We love attention, being taken care of. When in a relationship, we expect our partner to love us, take care of us and give us attention. But, is there such a thing as too much love?

Is there a thing called "too much love"? (Pexels)
Is there a thing called "too much love"? (Pexels)

When your partner’s love for you gets a little out of hand, for all the wrong reasons, it goes from being sweet to something annoying, something intolerable, often spelled as C-L-I-N-G-Y!

Is your partner clingy? Let’s find out.

1. Your phone is buzzing with their texts/calls more frequently than normal

“You have 189 unread texts from bae”, sounds familiar? We feel you. Your partner never misses a chance to send you “I miss you” texts, in fact, they text you all day. No matter how much time you spend together, the moment you leave, they start hitting your cell up.

Constant texting is a sign of being clingy (Pixabay)
Constant texting is a sign of being clingy (Pixabay)

They tell you every single detail about their day, text you regardless of knowing you're busy or at work. And, when you don’t reply, they get upset or mad at you. Ouch. Clingy!

Arguing couple. (Pexels)
Arguing couple. (Pexels)

2. They freak out when you don’t respond

Psychologists have argued that clinginess and jealousy go hand in hand. Your partner texts you all day, not only to get your attention but also to make sure you’re not with anybody else.

They get upset when you don't respond. (Pixabay)
They get upset when you don't respond. (Pixabay)

When you don’t respond, they automatically assume that you’re either lying or cheating on them. Clingy are those who are insecure about themselves and constantly worry that you will leave them. If your partner freaks out or overreacts when you don’t respond, they are clingy and insecure.

They want you all for themselves (Pexels)
They want you all for themselves (Pexels)

3. They get upset when you like somebody else’s picture online

If your partner’s hobbies include stalking your social media, all the time, and getting upset when they see that you’ve liked somebody else's picture, the opposite sex mostly, your partner is clingy.

They stalk your old pictures, ask about your friends, complain when they see you online but not texting them. If your partner is guilty of this behavior, we’re afraid you’re dating a clinger.

You two fight constantly because of your social media activity (Pexels)
You two fight constantly because of your social media activity (Pexels)

4. They dislike your attractive friends of the opposite sex

Jealousy, lots of it. If your partner hates or dislikes your attractive friends or coworkers, they’re jealous. Not only do they feel intimidated by their presence, they feel insecure.

Your partner dislikes your coworkers (Pixabay)
Your partner dislikes your coworkers (Pixabay)

The thing about insecure people is, they always assume the worst. So, when they see that you hang out with attractive people, they start doubting your love for them.

They become stressed when you hang out with your friends (Pixabay)
They become stressed when you hang out with your friends (Pixabay)

5. Where you go, they tag along

You’re about to leave for a work trip and you notice your partner packing their bags too, when it’s your day out with friends, you “accidentally” run into your partner. If these instances happen way often than they should, your partner is clingy.

They follow you wherever you go (Pexels)
They follow you wherever you go (Pexels)

They wish to come with you wherever you go and never leave you alone. If you do go, they text you or call you all the time. They ask you for every single detail when you get back.

They wish to be with you all the time (Pexels)
They wish to be with you all the time (Pexels)

6. They have abandoned their friends

After you two started dating, your partner slowly lost contact with them. They bail when a friend calls and hardly return texts. They no longer like spending time with their friends, just you.

They only hang out with you (Pexels)
They only hang out with you (Pexels)

This sort of behavior is unhealthy. Your partner is too dependent on you and relies on you for almost everything. Clingy girl/boy alert.

7. No personal interests

If your partner has lost interest in the activities they earlier used to enjoy and nothing interests them anymore, except you, your partner is clingy.

They have given up on their hobbies and interests. (Pixabay)
They have given up on their hobbies and interests. (Pixabay)

Your partner has made you the center of their world and you’re all they care about. Even though it sounds like somebody’s dream of a romantic movie, this habit is unhealthy. Your partner shouldn't be this attached to you and have a life of their own.

When you leave, your partner immediately wishes for you to come back (Pexels)
When you leave, your partner immediately wishes for you to come back (Pexels)

8. They constantly need to be reassured about your presence

You have to constantly reassure your significant other that you love them. They expect you to tell them “I LOVE YOU” every day and if one day you forget, they make a really big deal out of it and get upset.

You have to constantly assure your partner that you still love them (Pexels)
You have to constantly assure your partner that you still love them (Pexels)

Since clingers are insecure, they think too much, in fact, they overthink a lot. So, you missing out on saying those 3 words makes them feel that they are not important to you anymore.

Overthinking leads to depression (Pixabay)
Overthinking leads to depression (Pixabay)

If these signs seem familiar to you, your partner is clingy. He/She is insecure and lives in a fear that you might leave someday, so they try to get your attention 24/7 and worry when you don’t give them that. Sit down with your partner and talk to them, Let them know there is no need of worrying so much. You do love them.

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