To help with this, I have an idea for a series of articles (or even a book) called:
High Maintenance and WELL Worth It!
Why Men Really Do Love Women Like You
Think of this as "Chicken Soup for the Insecure Soul." Each article/chapter provides messages of support and empowerment related to one type of insecurity, arguing why there is no need to feel unworthy in this regard.
Men also have insecurities but tend not to read this type of material as often, hence the focus on women. (Take for example the number of women versus men commenting on this site.)
"I worry that guys don't love women like me because of my [blank]." Some women fill in that blank in many ways, including how they perceive their own:
- age (too young, too old)
- dating experience (too much, not enough)
- appearance (e.g. braces, complexion, hair, figure, freckles)
- weight and/or size (too thin, short, tall, heavyset)
- family and/or friends
- personality (e.g. abrasive, shy and retiring, no fun to be with, too forward, sense of humor)
- career / job / ambition (or lack thereof)
- financial status (spending habits, ability to manage money, debt)
- life circumstances (e.g. single mom, divorced, still living with parents, dealing with illness or physical condition)
- independence versus neediness (e.g. inexperienced, high maintenance, set in her ways)
- And on and on...
I invite you to contribute to this topic. There is no specific timeframe for doing so -- you can leave a comment today or if the topic resonates with you and you wish to submit a more substantial piece of writing, take your time and email it to me later.
You can contribute in any of several ways both large and small, including the following:
- Do you like the concept? Can you suggest other insecurities?
- What messages do people need to hear about one (or more) of these issues so they can feel better about themselves?
- What experiences have you had or what life lessons have you learned that would help someone with any of these issues?
- Can you tell an illustrative or uplifting story related to one of these issues?