A healthy relationship should be reciprocal, and each partner should invest the same amount of energy and time. Unfortunately, this does not work in some relationships. It often happens that you give more than you receive, or you do not receive anything at all, and your relationship becomes one-sided.
How do you know that you are living in a one-sided relationship? You can find out this and much more on the lines below.
You are always wrong
No one is perfect and makes a mistake here and there. And it’s natural! What is not natural is when your partner keeps telling you that what you have done or said is wrong. The food you made was not sufficiently flavored; the clothes were not properly ironed; your hairstyle or dressing style was not perfect at the party.
You try to make your partner happy, but instead, they tell you that everything you do or say is wrong, and you are responsible for all the wrong things that happened. This is one of the most common signs that your relationship is one-sided and probably won’t last long.
Poor communication or lack of communication
You send a lot of loving messages or photos, but you only get a short and austere response or nothing at all. Does this sound familiar to you? Even such behavior suggests that your relationship is not reciprocal. If this problem persists for a long time, it is a fairly clear sign that your relationship is not healthy.
If your partner is busy, you can consider this an apology for the late responses. However, if you do not receive anything or messages that appear to be written out of an obligation to write something to you, the reason behind this is quite clear. Couples who struggle with communication should look for couples counseling.
You feel worthless
While a healthy relationship should be governed by equivalence, a toxic relationship is governed by the power of one person. If your partner has become a relationship ruler, don’t be their subject who will fulfill their wishes and obey every order.
Such a person is probably just taking advantage of your good will and the love you have for them. If you have no power in your relationship and feel worthless, you are in a toxic relationship. People who try to lower your self-esteem or take advantage of of your good will are toxic and no one wants to be around them.
You just feel it
It may sound simple, but it’s not that simple. It is said that if you doubt that your partner is cheating on you, you probably have a reason. And so it is with the question of whether you live in a one-sided relationship. If you constantly feel that your relationship is not reciprocal and something is wrong with your partner (not communicating, not praising you, not giving you compliments, not touching you, spending more time “at work” than at home), your relationship is very likely one-sided.
Your subconscious can also speak to you through various signs, song lyrics, or dreams, and if these signs appear too often, you should think and really think about whether it is worth staying in such a relationship.
Relationships should always be reciprocal, and each partner should invest the same ratio of time, energy, and love as their other half. If this is not the case, you are in a one-sided relationship when you just give, and you don’t get anything on the turn. If you are familiar with the above signs, think about whether you really want to persevere in this relationship, and if so, how you will begin to address it.