Below are some reasons why being a clingy partner is such a terrible thing.
You make yourself seem insecure: “You pass a message of insecurity and low self-esteem when you are a clingy partner; you can’t be by yourself, you don’t trust yourself and you don’t trust your partner; you are just in a circle of insecurity at every point in the relationship – and the truth is, it’s tiring”.
You become a burden: “When you are a clingy partner, you become a burden with your clinginess; you’d always be in your partner’s business, your partner will never be free in that relationship and it could be choking, you might get to a point where you’d be seen as choking and a burden”.
The relationship might not last long: “Many clingy relationships don’t go all the way; the affected partner might reach a certain point and won’t take it anymore, there’s a limit to what one can take, and most people with clingy partners don’t go all the way”.
Arguments will definitely come up a lot: ‘You will spend a lot of time arguing about silly things in a relationship where one partner is clingy; the overprotective nature of the clingy partner will lead to so many conflicts and confrontation, the affected partner will feel aggrieved and subdued while the clingy partner will want to be in control, which will lead to confrontation and disagreements”.