You are never really going to be able to make a relationship work unless both you and your partner are genuinely invested in it. At the base of your relationship, you have to be able to love one another. And then from your love, you have to be able to build on your compatibility as a couple. You have to work on your chemistry, passion, intimacy, affection, communication, and whatnot. However, none of these things are ever really going to matter unless you love one another.
That’s why you should always consider it to be a real red flag if you have a partner whose feelings of love for you might not be as practical or as authentic as you initially thought. You never want to end up investing yourself in a relationship with someone who doesn’t genuinely love you after all. This is why you always want to stay wary and vigilant of the red flags that might be there between the two of you.
If you notice the following red flags in your relationship, then, likely, your partner isn’t really in love with you after all.
1. They make you feel like you have to be someone else.
They never make you feel like you can be okay with who you are. Somehow, there is always something to criticize. Anyhow, there is still something to make fun of. They don’t try to make you feel like you can be your real and genuine self. They never really give you a sense that they love you for who you indeed are.
2. They don’t treat you with respect.
Respect isn’t something that comes naturally to your partner whenever the two of you interact. It’s as if they don’t care about you or your dignity. They say mean things to you to put you down. They take advantage of your time and your patience. They make you for granted. They use you as a commodity more than as an actual human being.
3. They don’t prioritize you.
They don’t try to prioritize you in everyday life. They don’t make it a point to make you feel like you are one of the most influential people to them at all. It’s almost as if you always have to come second to something else. It’s either they’re going to prioritize their friends, job, or even family over you every single time.