A good relationship is made up of two people who are dedicated to each other and who meet each other halfway on any concerns or decisions. If you're feeling tired in your relationship or your partner seems to take more than he or she offers, you're probably making too many concessions to make it work. Always be true to yourself and never put anyone else's needs ahead of your own. Here are seven 5 flags that you're putting too much effort into your relationship:
1. You always prioritize your partner's needs.
Relationships sometimes necessitate giving up something. However, canceling on your pals or abandoning your partner on a regular basis indicates that you are offering too much. "Making too many sacrifices (especially when they aren't reciprocated) might leave you feeling inauthentic and miserable. All of these factors build up, and studies show that the more people repress their own interpersonal needs, the more sad they become.
2. You believe that it is your obligation to maintain the relationship.
You're probably over-giving if you believe you're the only one who can fix difficulties in the relationship. You may hold yourself responsible for everything that goes wrong, or you may apologize for something you didn't do. Regardless of whether your wants are being addressed, you'll go to any length to keep your relationship intact. If you're in a codependent relationship, this is more likely to occur.
3. Too often, you have to look after their feelings.
It's one thing to listen to your spouse while they're going through a difficult time in their lives, but it's another thing entirely to have to lift their spirits every day. If your partner exaggerates little incidents and struggles to maintain emotional equilibrium, it's definitely time to let them work on themselves without the constraints of a partnership.
4. They've requested that you make significant changes on your appearance.
Personal development is fantastic, but no relationship is worth changing yourself over at your partner's request, as we've already stated. Even if you honestly and profoundly love someone, they plainly don't love you if they don't adore the person you are already. Make a promise to leave any relationship that does not respect your highest self.
5. Every time you compromise:
A relationship necessiates compromises. However, if you take things too far, your relationship will become toxic. But have you ever considered that your partner could be willing to compromise on a few things rather than doing everything themselves? Don't do it since it will always lower your self-esteem.
6. Your freedom is being taken away:
If you believe you don't have any freedom in your relationship, believe us when we say you should end it. If you can't stay happy in a relationship, you should end it and focus on your personal development.
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