Why do I always take things the wrong way?

Why do I always take things the wrong way?

Taking things personally is a sign of low self-esteem. When you take things personally, you might be sensitive to the words or actions of others or you interpret things in a negative way. It's disempowering and can worsen your self-esteem. However, you can build your self-esteem when you stop taking things personally.

Is it bad to take a step back in a relationship?

If they don't feel that, it might panic them. You need to take a step back to give your S.O. But your partner needs to feel independent, and they need to feel that you're independent as well. So sometimes, taking a more hands-off approach is the best thing you can do for your relationship.

When a guy says Don’t take this the wrong way?

By saying “don't take this the wrong way”, you're making it difficult for them to take it any other way than wrong. Example: Think about when you tell someone, “Don't look, but that guy from the gym is sitting right behind you.” Chances are, they already looked before you finished your sentence, right?