Have you ever been in a situation in which you felt as though you might be giving too much of yourself? In relationships, sometimes it can be hard to understand where to draw the line on how much you give of yourself, and in turn, end up feeling completely drained.
If you are in a situation in which you are questioning whether you are giving a healthy amount of yourself to the other person, or whether you are giving too much, you likely need to set boundaries. However, just to be sure, make sure to check the following 7 signs that indicate you are giving too much of yourself.
1. Your partner takes your actions and kindness for granted.
You find that you are always going out of your way to do things for your partner, yet they don’t appreciate it at all. Instead, they have grown so comfortable with you doing everything for them, that they have become somewhat entitled about it.
2. You constantly feel exhausted.
You give so much of yourself that you are completely exhausted, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In turn, you are beginning to feel like you are burning out.
3. You are forgetting your own needs.
You focus so much on meeting your partner’s needs, that your needs aren’t getting met. You rarely do anything for yourself, and instead, focus all of your energy on giving. This is part of the reason why you feel so burned out.
4. Your relationship feels codependent.
By allowing your partner to depend on you so much, the relationship has grown to be codependent and toxic. Unfortunately, when relationship paradigms shift like this, it can be extremely draining and suffocating.
5. You feel like you are being manipulated.
When you started doing things for your partner, you never intended for it to get out of control the way it has. Now, you almost feel guilty when you don’t do something for your partner, and in turn, you are beginning to feel manipulated.
6. Your partner needs always to come first.
You often put your partner’s needs and desires before you put your own. While it’s good to give and do for your partner, it’s not healthy to allow your own needs to become overlooked.
7. You feel resentful.
Because your partner takes you for granted and because your needs are going unmet, you are beginning to feel resentful towards them. Due to that, it’s becoming harder and harder to have a happy and healthy relationship with your partner.