Have you ever felt like you are in a relationship that makes you feel tired of it but you still don’t want to end it? This is known as a forced relationship and it is everything but healthy. Some people are not even aware they are in a such relationship but it is important to acknowledge it in order to spare yourself future misery and heartbreak. Forcing someone to love you will never make them love you and you can never plan a bright future with that person.
If you feel like you are involved in a forced relationship, the following 6 signs can help you find out.
1. You make all the plans
If you are always the one making all the plans and taking initiative when it comes to spending time together as a couple, there might be something wrong. If your partner does nothing to help you with the plans or does not make any effort to surprise you with a date or movie night, they are probably not that into you.
2. Breaking up won’t bother you
If thinking about breaking up does not upset you, it is a clear sign your relationship is forced. You wouldn’t even think about a breakup if you are in a healthy relationship, and just the thought of it might make you feel sad immediately. So, if thinking about ending things does not make you feel upset, there is no point in wasting anymore of your time and energy.
3. Feeling rejected
This is one of the clearest signs you are in a forced relationship. You should never beg for attention from your partner, let alone accept being rejected. If your partner constantly rejects you, you need to reevaluate your entire relationship and think about whether it actually makes you happy.
4. You are the one to initiate communication
Communication is extremely important in a relationship. But, if your partner tries to avoid it using excuses such as being too busy, they are probably not even interested in being in a relationship with you. Partners in a healthy relationship will always find time to speak openly no matter how busy they are. If you always initiate conversations, your partner does not take your relationship that seriously.
5. You don’t plan your future together
If you have never talked about your future as a couple, your partner probably does not even plan their future with you. Making future plans is very important for healthy relationships, but if you lack them, you are definitely in a forced relationship where the future does not even matter.
6. Constant fights
Having disagreements and arguments in a relationship is perfectly normal, however if you argue even over the slightest things, you are probably in a forced relationship. If you truly loved each other you would never allow small and insignificant things to bother you so much that you would argue with your loved one.