who want—and desperately need—to be the center of your life, and everyone else’s. They are selfish, self-centered, self-serving, and of course self-absorbed.
When you’re in love, it’s easy to overlook or make excuses for your partner’s negative qualities. Every time you fight, you’re always the first one to say sorry — even if it wasn’t your fault.
You give them what they want, only to find that they want more. There is little if any equity in your relationship with them. It’s unbelievable to him or her that you cannot grasp the reality that s/he really is the most important person in the Universe, and especially in If you’re with a partner like this, you’re wise to recognize that you can’t fix your relationship alone. Oh, yes, she can be charming, alluring, and magnetic. But, only as long as the spotlight is shining in their direction.
He tries to act it’s because he wants to take care of you, but you know that’s not true. You’re a great girlfriend, always surprising him with little things and going that extra mile to make sure he’s happy. And no, that one time he remembered to put the toilet seat down doesn’t count.
Honestly, he thinks he treats you like a queen and he has no idea why you don’t see that — that’s the sad part.
The dynamic of one partner always giving and the other always taking is common.
I remember doing a project with someone at university and she slacked off and of course took the credit when after I stepped up and compensated, and then we got a high grade…
It was a deflated success and I realised that not only was she taking advantage of our friendship and my conscientiousness, but that I had allowed her to and that she was on board the way that I was on board.