Relationships take work, but they are so worth the effort with the right person. But if you’re in a relationship with the wrong person, putting in the work may be a lost cause and only create heartache for you. There are many reasons why being single is better than being with the wrong person.
You may know you’d prefer to be single than spend time with someone who doesn’t value you, but it can be hard to know if your relationship is experiencing normal and healthy hiccups, or if you’re with someone who isn’t meeting you halfway.
One-sided relationships can be soul-crushing and heartbreaking, but so hard to recognize without taking a deep, hard look at the relationship.
Recognizing the red flags of a one-sided relationship will help you more easily identify if you’re in that situation to get out sooner. Here are 8 warning signs you’re in a one-sided relationship:
1. They wish you were different.
They “love” you, but they wish you would change. They “care” about you, but there’s a lot they wish were different.
They may express their desire for you to change openly, saying things like, “I wish you were like her,” or, “Why don’t you act this way?”
Or they may hint at their desire for you to change by saying things like, “They do it this way, why can’t you?”
They may do things like buy you gifts that don’t make sense to you (but make sense to the person they want you to be). For example, they may get you workout clothes when you don’t workout because they wish you would workout. Or they may get you an elegant diamond necklace when you’d prefer a simple hemp choker because they wish you were more elegant.
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