Relationships can be hard work. But what makes them worth it is when each person commits themselves to give their best self to the other person and towards making the relationship successful.
Feeling that your partner is not as committed to the relationship as you are can be exhausting. Shouldering the entire responsibility of making your relationship work is difficult and downright unfair.
Unsure if your partner is all in when it comes to your relationship? Here are 11 signs that you might be more committed in your relationship than your partner.
1. They always flake on you.
If you find yourself consistently making plans that your partner either cancels last minute or doesn’t even bother to show up to, that could be a red flag. The treat you as an afterthought and don’t bother to consider how their flakiness may make you feel. Too often you find yourself sitting around waiting to hear about plans from them, only to be ignored.
“Things come up on occasion, but if it becomes a regular pattern that’s a problem,” Venessa Marie Perry, PhD, MPH, founder, and chief relationship strategist of LoveWrite, a platform dedicated to changing the way we see, seek, and experience love, previously told INSIDER. “In addition, if they cancel at the last minute on a regular basis, they probably have a better offer.”
2. They don’t support you back.
When your partner needs you, you try to be there in the best way you can be. However, when you need them, whether it’s for advice or comfort, they’re nowhere to be found or tell you it’s not a big deal and to move on.
“A person who can authentically be excited about your success and goals in life is someone who won’t feel the need to hold you back,” Shannon Thomas, therapist and author of “Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse” told Business Insider.
3. They tend to forget big days like anniversaries.
While not every little thing needs to be celebrated, if your partner isn’t remembering major anniversaries and birthdays, that’s a sign they’re not committed to the relationship. Celebrating major moments together is part of what keeps the relationship strong and exciting.
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