9 Signs of a One-Sided Relationship and How to End It
If you want your relationship to be healthy and long-lasting, you should put a lot of effort into it. It is a two-way street and it can be extremely difficult to maintain the kind of relationship where one of the partners neglects the other.
The main sign that the relationship is one-sided, is when all sacrifices, consideration, support, and love come from only one of the partners.
It is mentally exhausting to dwell on such kind of connection. Everyone deserves to be loved with the same devotion and passion.
Here are several signs that may help you identify if your relationship is one-sided:
1. You don’t feel free to be open about your emotions anymore
When you are feeling sad, you don’t feel the need to share it with your partner because you don’t want to bother them. You just keep all your thoughts and feelings to yourself, but on the other hand, you are always open to listen to their problems and offer them a possible solution.
2. You are constantly analyzing their moves
Due to the loss of the strong connection between you two, it is really difficult to understand why your partner is doing certain things. No matter how hard you try to read all their moves, you just can’t figure out what is hiding behind their words or actions.
3. You change your schedule to fit into their plans
Your partner will never call off their arrangements or meetings to make plans with you. It’s always the other way around. You are the one who has to cancel appointments and make changes in your schedule to fit into your partner’s plans.
4. You feel there is no strong bond between you anymore
You start feeling insecure about your relationship. You can feel the disconnection between you two. This is the most certain sign that your partner has lost the emotional attachment they once had for you.
5. You are always apologizing
During an argument, you end up apologizing about something that is not your fault because your partner turns everything in their favor and you appear to be the bad one.
6. It seems impossible to think about marriage
Due to the uncertainty and the lack of emotional connection, it seems impossible to take your relationship to a more serious level. Make sure you clarify what you feel about each other before trying to take some steps further.
7. You can’t leave because you have put a lot of effort
Although the idea of breaking up with your partner has come to your mind, you just can’t leave because of all the effort you have put to make your relationship work.
8. You feel emotionally drained
If you are committed and loyal, while your partner doesn’t care at all, it feels like you are wasting your time and energy into an already “dead” relationship.
9. You are making excuses for your partner all the time
Your partner starts avoiding all friends and family gatherings. So, if you find yourself making excuses and justifying his behavior to your friends and family members, maybe it’s time to leave.
This kind of relationship may leave dramatic consequences on your emotional and physical health. As a result, you may develop anxiety, hypervigilance, sleep disorders, and irritability. To uncouple yourself from a one-sided relationship, the first step is to recognize that you are in one.
The second step is to start working on yourself instead of working on the relationship. Do the things that make you feel good and think about what you need. Work on your self-respect and it will be easier for you to leave and start a new life.