You have to know that even the strongest and healthiest relationships out there are going to have to go through their fair share of difficulties as well. That’s just a permanent fixture in relationships in general.
That is why it is absolutely essential for you and your partner to strike a balance in your relationship. You are going to want to generate as little friction as possible in your relationships if you want them to survive.
You are going to need to have a strong communicate game going on to help you get through all of the rough patches. And none of this is ever going to work if you don’t have a partner who is going to be just as committed as you are to saving and preserving this relationship.
1. You always feel anxious in the relationship.
2. You overthink and over-analyze everything in the relationship.
3. You don’t feel acknowledged and appreciated despite your hard work.
4. You are the only one who is initiating communication in the relationship.
5. You are the one who always adjusts your schedule to accommodate your partner.
What you should do if you’re working too hard
If a lot of the signs here actually apply to you and your relationship, then it’s time for you to come face to face with the truth. You need to start coming to terms with reality. Your relationship is a sham and it’s either you need to initiate some kind of drastic change or you walk away from it entirely.
You are lost and you don’t necessarily know what to do. But the first real thing that you have to do is to talk to your partner and open up about what your heart is feeling.
And when you do this, make sure that you don’t assume a combative or confrontational tone. You don’t want your partner to feel like you’re blaming and accusing them of everything that is wrong with the relationship.
Just be honest and open up about how you’re feeling on a personal and introspective manner. And as you’re talking about your feelings, make sure to pay attention to how your partner is receiving it all and reacting to everything that you’re saying.