It doesn’t matter if you are with the most beautiful person in the world. If you are in an asymmetrical relationship, then you might end up heartbroken. Not a lot of people know what this type of relationship is, but it’s actually something that occurs often. Yes, a lot of people are in an asymmetrical relationship without even knowing it.
An Asymmetrical Relationship Means That You’re The Only One Doing The Work
The complete name for this type of relationship is Asymmetrically Committed Relationship (ACR). When you are in one, it means that you’re more invested than your partner. Your commitment levels are not equal, resulting in a relationship that feels unfair.
How Do You Know That You Are In An Asymmetrical Relationship?
First off, the feeling that we get about our partner being unfair is subjective. It could be based on facts or it couldn’t. For us to know for sure, we need to watch out for the following signs:
1. Power Over You
Have you ever noticed that your partner is always asking you for favors and you happily oblige? Then he or she must have a power over you. Whether through manipulation or force, your partner finds a way for everything to be in his or her favor.
2. You Cannot Remember The Last Time Your Partner Did Something Nice For You
Although you do so many things for your partner, you cannot remember the last time they did the same for you. If you’re second guessing this thought, maybe you do have a bad memory. However, when you’re sure that you’re the one always doing the work and the favors, it’s time to reassess your relationship.
3. Anniversaries (And Other Important Dates) Are Not A Big Deal
To you, the date of the day you had your first date is significant. Your partner, however, doesn’t really find it important. Yes, not all of us are good with dates, but it’s impossible for a couple to forget about all of the important times in your relationship whether you celebrate each one or not.
When you spot all of these signs, you can do two things. One, you can talk to your partner about changing some things in your relationship. Two, you can decide to move on. Whatever you decide, be sure that you are thinking about yourself first. For more tips about dating and relationships, read other posts on the blog.