All relationships start with a lot of promise, with both partners giving their best, spending hours on the phone and with each other but after few months the communication begins to go down the drain. You both become distant and aloof from each other even though you might still like each other, researchers have claimed that passion leaves a relationship one year later.
“Taking someone for granted is defined as expecting someone to always be available without any appreciation for that person or what they bring to the relationship, being in such a relationship, whether it is romantic or even a platonic friendship, can be extremely confusing and frustrating”.
Below are 4 signs that show you are being taken for granted in your relationship.
You partner doesn’t call or text you back on time: “Have you noticed a persistent pattern where they usually take several hours on end to reply back to your messages or call you back, if at all?” and even after confronting them they say they are too busy or forget to call you back, it might be they are intentionally ignoring you.
They don’t admit their mistakes: They don’t acknowledge their mistakes nor apologise when they are wrong and brush it aside when your feelings are hurt, it shows they don’t respect you at all.
You are not a priority anymore: They are always too busy for you and always losing in interest in anything that concerns you, “the romantic dates or fun outings you used to enjoy with them have also stopped and their idea of hanging out is staying at home or just finding a place to have sex”. Just know you are no longer an important part of their life.
You are feeling ignored or under-appreciated: “Despite all your efforts towards nurturing the relationship, you feel like the opposite party doesn’t even notice it, let alone appreciating you for it, you constantly feel like you’re intentionally being ignored because they never bother to initiate contact with you either”.
“While you buy them expensive gifts for their birthday and plan a surprise for them to show that you care, they end up forgetting your birthday or you regularly go out of your way to show that you care by doing something special for them, but they can’t even call you to ask about your day”.