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8 Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

8 Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

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Almost everyone at any point in their lives has craved for that one person to do life with.

Someone who will understand them, support them, and just be there for them through thick and thin.

This desire for companionship is natural and something that we all long for.

When that person that seems right comes along, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and rush things.

But sometimes, we need to take a step back and evaluate if this person is truly the right one for us.

And one thing so many miss out on are the signs of being taken for granted.

We put everything into the relationship, bending over backward to make them happy, but they don’t seem to reciprocate.

They take our efforts and love for granted, not realizing the impact it has on us.

We may brush it off at first, thinking it’s just a small hiccup in an otherwise great relationship.

But as time goes on, we start to feel unappreciated and undervalued and that part of you still says it’s something ignorable.

Anyway, you can be taken for granted even by the person who loves you, and that is why you’re reading this blog post on signs your partner is taking you for granted.


8 Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

1. They Don’t Acknowledge What You Do For Them

signs your partner is taking you for granted

There is nothing more killing than feeling like your efforts are going unnoticed.

It’s a commonsensical thing to do to show appreciation for the things your partner does for you.

That you’re in a romantic relationship does not mean that your partner’s acts of kindness should be taken for granted.

It’s not about the gravity or magnitude of what you have done that should determine this; the mere showing of gratitude is important.

When your partner starts to feel entitled to the things you do for them and takes them as a right, they may be taking you for granted.

But it’s usually the first reason, and you can confirm this through their actions or attitude when you stop doing these things for them.

That is when you’ll realize that they were taking you for granted because they sure enjoy all the things you’ve been doing, but they didn’t acknowledge or appreciate you for them.


2. They Only Reach Out to You When They Want Something

signs your partner is taking you for granted

If you are in a relationship with someone who only contacts you when they need something from you, it’s a clear sign that they are taking you for granted.

This behavior shows that they only see you as a means to an end, rather than valuing you as a person.

That also shows that they don’t exactly care for you.

They only care about what you can do for them, not what you can get from the relationship.

This is especially true if the conversation quickly ends after they’ve gotten what they wanted.


Then you start to wonder if all you are good for is meeting their needs and nothing more.


3. They Don’t Put in Any Effort

Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

They say someone’s effort reflects how much they value you and their interest in you, and this is very true in relationships.

If someone truly cares for you, they will make an effort to show it.

They put in the work to make things beautiful between you two.

They can go on to pull up simple gestures like planning dates or outings for just you two.

They don’t wait for team bonding from your workplace to make time for you.

And even when you plan something for you two, they stand you up or cancel at the last minute.

It’s important to pay attention to the level of effort someone is putting into the relationship.

If they always cancel plans or only reach out when it benefits them, it may be a sign that they don’t truly value what you share.

Relationships don’t work by themselves; they require effort from both partners to ensure that the relationship thrives and grows.


4. They Don’t Make Time for You

signs your partner is taking you for granted

Time is undeniably one of the most precious commodities we possess.

And a clear indicator that your partner may not value the relationship is their failure to create time to be with you.

In today’s hustle and bustle, it’s understandable that work or other commitments can consume the bulk of one’s day.

We all have responsibilities that demand our attention and time.

However, the issue arises when, despite these obligations, your partner does not make any effort to connect with you.

This connection doesn’t always have to be in person; it can be through text messages, phone calls, or video chats.

The mode of communication is not as crucial as the effort and intention behind it.

If they consistently choose not to make this effort, it can indicate a sign they are taking your presence in their life for granted.

Moreover, if you notice that they seem to find time for other activities and people but consistently fail to make time for you, then it shows how much they value you.


5. Unfulfilled Promises

Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

We are humans, and we make mistakes, and sometimes, promises can be difficult to keep.

But if your partner frequently vows to improve communication by promising, “I will call/text more often,”  and goes missing in action imediately;

Or promises to make efforts to better the relationship by saying, “I will try harder,” only to leave these promises unfulfilled?

This behavior is a telltale sign of someone taking you for granted.

When they consistently make empty promises and fail to follow through, it sends a clear message that your needs and desires are not being prioritized.

This pattern of behavior can lead to feelings of neglect and frustration, as it becomes evident that your partner’s words are not matched by their actions.

It also shows a lack of effort and commitment to the relationship, which means that they may not value you as much as they claim.

They obviously don’t consider your relationship important enough to put in effort or value your feelings.


6. They Don’t Listen to You

Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

Intentional listening is a key factor in a healthy relationship.

It shows respect, care, and consideration for your partner.

What if you always find yourself repeating your words, or it feels like everything you say goes in one ear and out the other?

When your thoughts, feelings, and ideas are constantly ignored or dismissed.

It may feel as if you are talking to a brick wall, with your words holding little significance.

You might express your concerns, share your dreams, or discuss your day, but it seems as though your partner is more interested in the television or their phone.

That’s your cue that you are being taken for granted.

If your words don’t matter, then you don’t matter.

It’s as simple as that.


7. They Make Decisions Without Seeking Your Opinion

Signs Your Partner Is Taking You for Granted

Love is about partnership; it’s about two people navigating life together, making choices that best serve them both.

Decisions, especially major ones, in a relationship should be a two-way street, shouldn’t they?

Of course, you don’t expect your partner to seek your opinion on every decision they make, but have you ever been side-stepped in decision-making about things that affect both of you?

Your partner just up and decides on a major issue without as much as a word to you; it’s a sign that they don’t think your opinion matters.

They are taking you for granted and making decisions for both of you without considering what you might want or need.

Maybe it’s about a new car, taking up a new job, a weekend getaway, or even something as serious as moving to a new city.

This disregard for your input is a major red flag, showing that they’re taking you for granted.

When this balance tilts and your partner starts making all the decisions without considering your thoughts or feelings, it’s a problem.


8. They Never Apologize

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When you hurt someone, the rational thing to do is to apologize.

In a relationship, and even marriage, conflicts are bound to happen, but we forgive and accept apologies when they are given.

But if your partner never apologizes, even when it’s clear that they’re wrong or have hurt you, then it’s a sign that they are taking you for granted.

You are the only one always apologizing; they might even try to shift the blame towards you just to avoid taking responsibility for their actions.

It’s exhausting and disrespectful if you are the only one always taking the blame and apologizing.

Apologies are about acknowledging the impact of our actions and making amends.

And if your partner can’t even do this basic thing, it shows a lack of respect and consideration for your feelings and your worth.


Now that you know the signs that your partner is taking you for granted, it’s time to take action.

Show them this article if need be to help further explain your feelings and what needs to change.

Let them know that they can’t keep mistreating you in the relationship and expect things to stay the same.

Make it clear that you won’t tolerate being taken for granted any longer.

No one should ever take anyone else’s love for granted; your relationship deserves better than that.

You deserve better than to be taken advantage of in this way, and it’s time to stand up for yourself

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