There's nothing more prized to a man than something he had to wait for, work for, or strugle a little bit to get.
Once you start laughing, you start healing.
He must feel that you choose to be with him, not that you need to be with him.
Whenever you are too worried about someone else's approval, that person loses respect for you.
That's the big picture, your happiness. And health. You should never care what a man thinks of you & until he demonstrates to you that he cares about making you happy. If he isn't trying to make you happy, then send him back from whence he came because winning him over will have no benefit. At the end of the day, happines, joy!;and yes!;your emotional stability!;those comprise the only measuring stick you really need to have.