One-sided relationships, also known as unrequited love, is love that’s not reciprocated as such by the uninterested or uninvested person. As a result, they may not be aware of the admirer’s deep and pure affection or may consciously reject it for various reasons.
Being in a one-sided relationship can be challenging when one person is investing more time, energy, effort, and emotions. The sad reality is that the invested person sacrifices their mental and emotional stability to be with them. They lower their standards and give up their goals to fit into their lifestyle.
This is because they love that person immensely and think that doing so can make them change. As a result, they keep their hopes up and cannot detach themselves. These types of relationships are unstable because they lack balance and equitable mutuality.
Fixing a one-sided relationship has many challenges, but it can become a lot easier when both parties are on the same page. It’ll take a lot of hard work, self-reflection on both sides, honest communication, and therapeutic help if needed. There isn’t a wrong or right way to fix these
problems. Therefore, they may differ depending on the individuals or the severity of the situation.
There must be conversations about boundaries and expectations because the views on the relationship may differ. Patience is necessary, as these relationship situations take time to heal and grow.
Experiencing excessive anxiety, guilt, shame, and resentment can lead to emotional burnout and oscillating feelings of numbness and uncontrollable anger. If you feel like you’ve reached your breaking point, you must do what’s best for your well-being and mental health.
If your partner is unwilling to hear your needs and concerns or adjust their behavior, that’s a sign that it’s time for you to move on.
If you have a conversation with them and they respond with defensiveness, play the blame game or gaslight you, then it’s a clear indication that they are unwilling to change or make things work.
Holding on to the thought of their potential to change when you know within yourself that it may never happen is an unhealthy place to be. It’s time to free yourself and your mind from constant hurt and rejection. You deserve better!
All relationships have challenges and personal issues; some are acceptable and tolerable, while others are unacceptable. However, you must remember that you don’t have to settle for anything less and know your worth.
If fixing the relationship is an option, then both parties must do what needs to be done. After all, it takes two people to encourage structural change, not just one person. No matter how much effort or love you put into it, it won’t work.
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