Do You Feel Loved Or Used? This Is How You Can Tell

Sometimes, we want the affection of our partner so badly that we ignore some serious problems. Here are 5 red flags that your relationship is not based on mutual affection and respect.

1. Your partner ignores your feelings

You tend to hide your feelings, because expressing them has no effect on your partner or even worse, has a negative effect. For example, when you tell them that you feel hurt or sad because something they’ve done, they get angry or respond that it’s all in your head.

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2. Your partner calls you only when they need something from you

Of course you want to be there for your partner, but if you feel that they’re only nice to you when they need a favor, your relationship may be on shaky ground. Not to mention the fact that probably the support is not mutual.

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3. Your partner is often unavailable

Being in a loving relationship means wanting to spend time together. If your partner finds excuses not to spend time with you, if they are always busy or tired, you might want to reconsider your involvement in the relationship.

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4. You haven’t met any of their friends

If you have been involved with this person for a while now but you haven’t met any of their friends, it means they know the relationship is not going to last and that there’s no point in introducing you to their social circle.

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5. You don’t remember the last time when you had a meaningful conversation

There’s a good reason why almost all relationships advice mentions good communication as a key element to a good relationship. If all your conversations are shallow or non-existent, if you don’t share any of your hopes and dreams with your partner, you are probably not in a real relationship.

Don’t allow your partner to use you! You deserve love. Please, share this!