Mutual respect and appreciation are key for a happy relationship. But if it is a one-sided thing where one person puts all the effort for a relationship to be healthy and satisfying, it could mean major trouble sooner or later because one person can't carry the burden over an extended period.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are the one who always makes excuses for your partner’s behavior, it’s beyond question a sign of compromising and sacrificing too much.
However, at times it can be difficult for you to find out if you are rated too low by your partner. If you feel that your partner is not responding in kind to your feelings and gestures, watch out these subtle signs as it could just be that they are taking you for granted.
1. They Never Acknowledge Your Sacrifices
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Every time you prepare your partner’s favorite meal or devote your time to make them feel special or happy and in return, you don’t receive gratitude you deserve, then it’s a subtle sign they are simply not appreciating you for all you are worth. It doesn’t mean that your partner should thank you each time you prepare a meal, but a little attention now and then is no harm and it only makes the relationship much stronger.
It’s a clear caution if your partner never acknowledges any of your sacrifices for them or the relationship.
2. They Won’t Let You Do Anything Against Their Wish
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If your partner is always reluctant about doing things your way, then it is a sign of taking you for granted. Moreover, they are very good at manipulation. At times they can be in a bad mood, but they should never spoil the experience for you.
3. They Make Senseless Demands
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If they are always back of you to cut off certain relationships or connections or spend excess time with them or prioritize their demands over yours, it is a huge sign that you are not valued enough by your partner. They will never take you seriously as deep in their heart, they know that you will make those sacrifices for them to save the relationship.
4. They Never Compliment You
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No matter how many people around us make flattering remarks, but one compliment from our partner indeed makes our day. It is quite common that some people are utter bad at expressing their feelings or even complimenting but if you had to scratch your head to remember when was the last time your partner complimented you, surely dump them for someone better.
5. They Don’t Prioritize You
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It is time to move on if your partner is always seen putting their friends and other works in the first place and not you. It’s a clear sign that they do not value the time they spend with you.
6. They Take Life Decision Without Consulting You
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You have every reason to worry if your partner is taking major decisions of their life like changing their job or moving to a new apartment without seeking a bit of advice from you.
By Sowmya Sangam