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10 Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

10 Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

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Relationships are meant to bring joy, support, and companionship.

However, there are times when you might feel undervalued or unappreciated.

This might be a result of the many challenges and conflicts that arise in any relationship.

Sometimes, it can be tough to recognize when you deserve more from your relationship.

Let’s dive into ten signs you deserve more in your relationship this week.

Ready to find out if you deserve more?

10 Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

1. You Feel Like You’re Doing All the Work

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

Are you always the one initiating plans and taking care of responsibilities?

It can get really exhausting and frustrating if you are the one that keeps your relationship together.

Relationships are partnerships, and both parties should contribute significantly.

A relationship should involve equal effort from both parties, not just one person carrying the weight.

You should not be the only one initiating plans and executing them.

It doesn’t matter if it’s planning dates, managing household chores, or emotional support, it shouldn’t be a one-person show.

If you feel like you are constantly putting in more effort than your partner, it might be a sign that you deserve more.


2. Your Partner Doesn’t Listen to You

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

I have always talked about the fact that communication is the force that holds a relationship together.

What this means is that it is a two-way street.

When you talk, your partner needs to listen to you and vice versa.

If your partner frequently interrupts you, dismisses your opinions, or seems disinterested when you talk, it’s a sign that they don’t value your thoughts and feelings.

It’s like talking to a wall that occasionally nods, frustrating, right?


3. There’s a Lack of Appreciation

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

Everyone craves the feeling of being appreciated.

It’s a deeply ingrained desire that crosses the boundaries of personal and professional relationships alike.

It can be incredibly disheartening when your hard work and contributions to the relationship seem to vanish into the ether without any acknowledgment or gratitude.

This lack of recognition often leads to feelings of resentment and undervaluation.

It’s not just about wanting praise; it’s about needing to know that your efforts make a difference and that your partner sees and values them.

Appreciation, therefore, is not just a nice-to-have—it’s a cornerstone of a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

It can be in the form of a simple thank you, a heartfelt compliment, or public acknowledgment.


4. You Feel More Like Roommates Than Partners

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

If your relationship has begun to feel more like a mere cohabitation agreement rather than a vibrant, romantic one, it might be time to reevaluate it before you experience heartbreak. 

Romance, intimacy, and a deep emotional connection are not just nice-to-haves.

They are the very pillars upon which a thriving and fulfilling relationship stands.

If your relationship has lost its spark and connection, it may be a sign that you need more in your union.

There must have been some things that would have brought you together, and with it being lost, you might have to hunt for it by asking for more.

Do you still experience the romantic and emotional connection that brought you together?


5. Your Needs Are Consistently Ignored

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

Are your personal needs and desires being met in the relationship?

Or do you often feel like your partner disregards them and puts their own needs first?

A successful partnership requires mutual respect and consideration for each other’s wants and needs.

If one person constantly makes sacrifices while the other does not reciprocate, it can lead to resentment and dissatisfaction in the relationship.

If you find yourself constantly compromising or putting your needs on the back burner, it may be time to have a serious conversation with your partner.


6. There’s a Lack of Effort in Resolving Conflicts

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

Do you feel like your partner is not willing to work through conflicts and find solutions together? 

Or do they tend to shut down or walk away when things get tough? 

Every couple on earth has had, is having, and will have disagreements, but how you handle them matters a lot.

A healthy relationship requires open communication and a willingness to address and resolve conflicts in a constructive manner.

If your partner avoids addressing issues, dismisses your concerns, or refuses to compromise, it can lead to unresolved resentment and hurt feelings.

If your partner does not make an effort to work through conflicts with you, it may be a sign of deeper underlying issues that need to be addressed. 


7. You Feel Drained After Spending Time Together

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

How do you feel after spending quality time with your partner?

Spending time with your partner should energize and uplift you, not leave you feeling drained and exhausted.

If you constantly feel drained and emotionally exhausted after spending time together, it may be a sign that there are underlying issues in the relationship.

It could be a lack of compatibility or an imbalance in the dynamic between the two of you.

If you feel like your partner is draining you rather than filling you up, you need to address this issue and communicate openly about how it makes you feel.

Pay attention to how you feel after spending time with your partner, and don’t be afraid to bring up any concerns or feelings of exhaustion. 

If being around your partner consistently saps your energy, it’s a sign that something’s off.


8. You’re Always Walking on Eggshells

Feeling like you have to constantly watch what you say or do to avoid upsetting your partner is a sign of an unhealthy dynamic. 

If you find yourself feeling anxious or on edge around your partner, it’s a red flag that there may be underlying issues in the relationship. 

You should be able to express and be yourself without fear of constant criticism or conflict.

Healthy relationships involve open communication and mutual respect, not fear, and walking on eggshells. 

Take note of how often you feel this way and consider addressing it with your partner.


9. Your Goals and Dreams Are Dismissed

A key aspect of human relationships, in general, is to build a supportive structure around each other.

So it is and should even be magnified in a loving relationship.

A supportive partner should encourage and support your aspirations.

If your dreams and goals are consistently dismissed or belittled, it can be incredibly disheartening.

Imagine telling someone you want to be an astronaut, and they hand you a mop, a way to shoot down dreams.


10. You Feel Alone, Even When Together

Signs You Deserve More in Your Relationship

This is actually the problem many relationships are facing, imagine couples living a single life.

Feeling lonely in a relationship can be more painful than being alone.

It’s not just about physical presence, but emotional connection and support.

If your partner is constantly emotionally unavailable or does not make an effort to spend quality time with you, you may feel isolated and alone in the relationship.

If you feel emotionally isolated despite being in a relationship, it’s a clear sign that something needs to change and change very fast.


You Deserve More

Dear one,

If these signs appear in your relationship, you deserve more, and you must take action and take steps toward positive change.

It’s important to address them openly, honestly, and respectfully with your partner, without resentment or judgment, to find common ground and work things out.

 Acknowledge these signs and take proactive steps to create a healthier, more fulfilling relationship in which both partners thrive and blossom like Japanese flowers in the spring. 

Sometimes, it’s not about the challenges in a negative light, it might just be you being tired of the same routine and wanting something more.

This is where understanding the concept of love languages can make all the difference.

What steps can you take today to ensure you receive the love and respect you deserve in your relationship?