Tell-tale signs that you are in a one-sided relationship and a guide to ending it

You can tell when you're placing more effort into a connection than another person by a few of the following tell-tale indications.

Updated on Sep 13, 2022 10:01 AM IST  |  41.1K
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In a perfect environment, there is a natural give-and-take in both love relationships and friendships. You might phone someone and schedule a meeting one week, but the following week they might contact you first. However, relationships can occasionally lose their equilibrium and turn into what is referred to as a one-sided relationship. These might wear you down physically and psychologically and create mental suffering. You can tell when you're placing more effort into a connection than another person by a few of the following tell-tale indications.

A couple who are on a date

  1. Your relationship is draining you.
  2. You think there isn't a genuine, deep relationship between you.
  3. Never does your partner make a sacrifice for you that is vital to them.
  4. You are the one who apologises the most.

Physical and psychological side effects are also possible as a result of relationship stress. There could be difficulties with how you eat, move, and take better care of your overall health.

Can a one-sided relationship be changed?

It's debatable whether you can improve a one-sided relationship, but it's undoubtedly challenging to change someone else. You can believe that you have a transformative ability of love to give to some other person and that this partner will improve as a result of your affection. Unfortunately, the truth is that most people can't be changed into the perfect companion.

How to terminate a lopsided partnership

Fix a due date: Make the deadline realistic, but stick to it. If you say, "We're splitting," and you've said that hundred times with no split occurring, it will be worthless. "You could claim, ‘I've had enough. I absolutely must see a shift somewhere in the next month, or we need to see other people.”

An overthinking woman

Language should be unbiased: Don't be tempted to accuse someone. Avoid blaming the other person unduly. Accept accountability for your part in the conflict. Maintaining the person's integrity and wellbeing is important. So, consider the situation from a practical standpoint.

Present the split as advantageous to both parties: It is best for all parties involved to breakup the relationship. Separation can occasionally be achieved with the smallest amount of harm. This approach of framing a breakup also softens the emotional pain.

Also Read: What not to do on a first date if you're expecting intimacy as an outcome

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