True love entails a lot of sacrifice but when your partner doesn’t appreciate your efforts, it means they are just taking you for granted. No one wants to feel like they are being taken for granted in a relationship. There are a lot of ways to avoid being taken for granted in a relationship.
Define your boundaries
It is very important to define your boundaries in a relationship. This include your likes and dislikes, what you can take and what you can’t take. There are certain lines that your partners shouldn’t cross. Boundaries and limits make your partner not to take you for granted
Let your no be no and your yes be yes
Sometimes when you are indecisive about things, this can create an impression that you are not focused. You need to be assertive. It’s okay to say No to your partner at times. It doesn’t mean you are selfish because there are times you will say yes as well. If you are always unsure, they can start to take you for granted.
Love and respect yourself
The greatest love is the love you have for yourself. Self love is often underestimated. When you love yourself, this helps your partner to know how you want to be treated and loved in return. Also, respecting yourself will help make your partner to respect you.
Don’t be too available
As the saying goes, you don’t know the worth of what you have until you lose it. When you are too available in a relationship, it makes you lose your worth in the relationship. You don’t have to go the extra mile all the time to show your partner that you love and care about them. It is good to step back a little and see if they can go the extra mile for you.
Prioritize your worth
You need to know that you are a valuable person. Make your self happy, take care of yourself and put yourself first. This will send a message that you can do without them and it will help them to realize your worth.