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8 Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

8 Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

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Every woman wants a strong, confident, and supportive partner in a relationship.

However, unfortunately, because life isn’t a bed of roses, you might end up with a guy who is the opposite of what you desire: a weak man.

So, how do you know if your man is weak?

What are the signs that you should look out for?

8 Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

1. Avoidance of responsibility

Adulting = responsibility.

Being responsible is what makes us adults.

Have you ever been with a guy who seems to have an allergy to responsibility?

Like, if there were a responsibility vaccine, he’d be the first in line to dodge it! lol

This kind of man finds a way to avoid any accountability, whether it’s about big life decisions or just deciding what to have for dinner.

It’s as if the mere thought of making a choice or standing up for something makes him want to run for the hills.

One of the beauties of being in a relationship is having a partner who you can rely on and share responsibilities with.

If your man constantly avoids taking responsibility, and you feel like you’re the only one steering the ship while your partner is chilling in a lifeboat, you’re dealing with a weak man.

2. “I am always right” mentality

Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship


If you are not weak, you will be able to admit when you are wrong.

After all, no man is an island, and we all make mistakes.

But a weak man cannot accept being wrong or even consider another perspective.

He has to be right all the time, even if it means twisting the truth or gaslighting you.

I call him a weak man because of his constant need to prove himself right.

He will always try to prove his superiority by constantly arguing and refusing to accept any faults or criticism.

A strong man is not afraid to admit when he is wrong and is open to learning from his mistakes.

It goes without saying that this type of ”I am always right” behavior will lead to constant tension in your relationship and can make it difficult for you to communicate effectively.

Because it’s exhausting to always have to be the one to give in or apologize.

3. Fear of commitment

The fear of commitment is like the Bigfoot of the dating world; everyone talks about it.

We’ve written a lot about it here, but when you actually see it in action, it’s still a shocker!

Commitment is a big, scary word for some people.

It’s like agreeing to only eat chocolate ice cream for the rest of your life when there are so many flavors out there.

A weak man dreads the ”C” word because, to him, it means being tied down to one person and making sacrifices for the relationship.

He shrinks away, comes up with a million excuses, or changes the topic faster than you can say, “Where do you see us in five years?”

Now, the problem isn’t that he’s afraid of commitment.

I get that commitment is scary, but a weak guy wants to enjoy the benefits of a relationship without being committed.

He wants to have his cake and eat it, too.

A strong man knows that true commitment means growth, maturity, and building something meaningful with the person they love.

Also, a strong man will be willing to work through his fear of commitment with you instead of running away from it.

So if you’re constantly feeling like your relationship is going nowhere and your partner won’t commit, girl, you might be dealing with a weak man.

4.  He’s emotionally unavailable

Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

There’s a big difference between a man who is emotionally reserved and one who is emotionally unavailable.

An emotionally reserved man may take some time to open up and express his feelings, but once he does, he is fully present in the relationship.

Even you will be able to see and feel his efforts toward making the relationship work.

An emotionally unavailable man will shut down whenever a conversation gets too deep or emotional.

He may avoid talking about his feelings altogether and put up walls that prevent you from truly connecting with him.

You may feel like you’re constantly trying to break down walls and get through to him, only to be met with resistance. 

You’ll be frustrated, confused, and even hurt because an emotionally unavailable man is not capable of giving you the love and support that you deserve in a committed relationship. 

A weak man is emotionally unavailable because he lacks the strength and courage to face his feelings. 

He may be afraid of getting hurt, vulnerable, or rejected, so he chooses to shut down instead. 

It’s understandable that this can stem from past traumas, insecurities, or a lack of emotional maturity.

5. Lack of compromise

Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

Compromise is that sweet, sweet middle ground where both parties meet halfway.

A relationship cannot work without compromise because you are two individual beings with different needs, wants, and opinions. 

Well, except you don’t mind being in a one-sided relationship where your needs don’t matter.

But if you do, you will have trouble being with a weak man who only thinks about himself and his needs. 

Because a weak man treats compromise like an alien concept.

Trying to get him to meet you halfway on anything is like negotiating a peace treaty.

Instead of working together to find a solution that makes both of you happy, a weak man stands firm on his wants, needs, and preferences without considering yours.

It’s like he’s playing a solo game of Monopoly, buying up all the properties and not letting anyone else play.

This “my way or the highway” attitude not only shows a lack of respect for your feelings and needs but also strains the relationship.

Relationships are all about give and take, and if you’re the only one giving, then honey, you’re not his partner; you’re his doormat.

No real man wants a woman who will just blindly agree with him and never speak up for herself.

A strong man knows that true compromise means finding a solution where both parties feel heard and understood.

He values your opinions and wants to make decisions together as a team.

That doesn’t mean he’ll always give in, but he’s willing to have an open and respectful discussion about it.

Compromise is not about one person winning or losing; it’s about finding a middle ground that benefits both of you.

A weak man doesn’t get that and will try to control every decision and action until you feel suffocated and unheard.

6. Easily influenced by others

We sometimes need advice and opinions from our friends or family members when it comes to making important decisions.

But even while we do, we should still be able to think critically and make our own choices.

A strong man is not easily swayed by others’ opinions; he trusts in his own judgment and takes responsibility for his decisions.

A weak man will let anyone else’s opinion hold more weight than his own, his mom’s, his friends, or any random person on the internet.

It’s like he’s a ship without an anchor, just floating wherever the tide takes him.

Instead of standing firm by what he believes or feels, he might just go along with whatever his buddies are saying or what he thinks is “expected” of him.

Yeah, you can already guess that a lot of Mommy’s boys fall into this category.

But the issue here is not just being influenced by loved ones, it’s the lack of confidence, a strong sense of self, conviction, and independence in making choices.

A real guy knows who he is and what he stands for and isn’t afraid to make decisions based on his own beliefs and values, even if it goes against the grain.

7. He avoids confrontation

Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

If you expect never to disagree in your relationship, think again.

But there’s a difference between having healthy disagreements and avoiding confrontation altogether.

A weak man is an expert at avoiding confrontations and will do anything to maintain peace.

Avoiding confrontation might seem like a peaceful approach at first glance, but it’s actually a huge red flag in a relationship.

Trust me, it’s like trying to sweep dirt under the rug and hoping it’ll just disappear.

Well, spoiler alert!

It won’t.

A strong man is not afraid of confrontation and knows how to communicate effectively and respectfully during disagreements.

8. Disrespectful towards women

Signs of a Weak Man in a Relationship

In this day and age, we shouldn’t even have to say it, but respecting women is, like, the baseline for being a decent human being.

But there are still some guys out there who haven’t gotten the memo.

If your dude is constantly making disrespectful remarks about women, rolling his eyes when women are speaking their minds, or worse, laughing off serious issues that affect women, then you’ve got a big, waving red flag on your hands.

It’s not just about how he treats you but how he views and treats all women.

It speaks volumes about his character.

A strong man respects women, listens to them, and supports their rights and achievements.

He sees women as equals and celebrates their successes alongside his own.

A weak man is one who abuses women physically, emotionally, or verbally.

He belittles and demeans them, seeing them as inferior beings.

His insecurities and lack of respect for himself reflect in the way he treats women, and that’s on periodt!


I’m not saying a man has to be perfect not to be weak, but these are definitely some traits to look out for.

And, of course, everyone has their own individual strengths and weaknesses.

Just watch out for the weaknesses you don’t want to deal with in a relationship.


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