December 2011 Issue --> Relationship Article
5 Signs He's Taking You For Granted
By: Yaro Babiy


Relationships become more familiar over time, and you may not be serenaded, wined and dined in the same way you were in the beginning. On the other hand, sometimes relationship complacency sets in, which isn't a good thing. Here are five signs that he may be taking you for granted.

When you first met, he sent you flowers at work and serenaded you with your favorite love song in a voice that was only slightly off-key. Now there are no more roses, and he seems more distant and aloof. It's natural for the "giddiness" of a new relationship to settle into a more comfortable pattern as the two of you learn more about each other, but too much complacency could spell relationship trouble. Is he taking you for granted? Here are five signs there could be trouble in paradise.

He Misses Your Birthday or Anniversary

It's possible that your guy is so busy at work that "the big day" completely slips his mind, but if it becomes a regular pattern, it's a sign he's a little too comfortable and may be taking your relationship for granted.

He Stops Caring about His Appearance around You

Don't assume he's taking you for granted if he doesn't dress up in an Armani suit to take you to dinner. But if he wears an old, ripped t-shirt, doesn't bathe or brush his hair when he goes out with you, it could be a sign he's giving your "date" a low priority. Subtract extra points if he puts on an Armani suit and tie when he's going out solo or with his friends.

He Stops Noticing Your Appearance

After months or years as a couple, it's unlikely your guy is going to tell you how "hot" you look every time you change your hair or put on a new outfit. But if you slip on high heels and a slinky dress with a slit up to "there" and it doesn't draw his eyes away from the television set, you have a problem. Chances are he's looking right through you without really seeing you or not looking your way at all, a sure sign he's taking you for granted.

He's Taking You for Granted if He Never Lifts a Finger to Help Out

Maybe your man has a tough job that keeps him from being a handyman around the house, but if he consistently depends on you to clean up after him, pay the bills, prepare the meals and do the grocery shopping without ever lifting a finger, it should raise some red flags. He's either mistaken you for a maid, a reincarnation of his mom or he's taking you for granted. Either way, it's not the ideal scenario, and chances are the situation won't improve if you ignore it.

He Prefers a Night Out with His Buddies to an Evening with You

Most guys need an occasional night with their buddies, but if he cancels dinner with you to go with the guys to Hooters, it's not a sign of a healthy relationship. Especially if he combs his hair, shaves and puts on a clean shirt for the first time in months to do it. Give him space, but if he consistently can't find time for you, head for greener pastures.

The Bottom Line?

Relationships become more familiar and comfortable over time, but if you feel like he's fallen asleep at the wheel and no longer sees you, it's time to take action. Recognize the signs you're being taken for granted - before you lose your self-respect.

Share This on Facebook Share This on Twitter


All data provided on this website is to be used for information purposes only. The information contained on this website and pages within, is not intended to provide specific legal, medical, financial or tax advice, or any other advice, whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. The services described on this website are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be legally offered. Information provided in our website is not all-inclusive, and is limited to information that is made available to and such information should not be relied upon as all-inclusive or accurate.

Bookmark this page now...

      5 Signs He
Stumble It!

Other Relationship articles enjoyed by our readers.
You've Got a Friend: How to Help a Friend in Need
by Susan LaScala, RN-C
7 Signs that Indicate it's Bad Timing for a Relationship
by James Chapman, Jr.
The Do's and Dont’s of Real-Life Love
by Judith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski

Here's a Taste of What You'll Get With Your Subscription...

Each month you'll have access to a new issue of the online magazine that is full of fantastic resources and help from the experts that will give you motivational training, as well as the inspiration, and education that you need to Live the Story of Your Dreams!

Weekly doses of "feel good" and practical self-help tips with The Chronicles eZine…

Live Access to the Top Movers and Shakers in the world twice a month through the Real Life Legends Teleseminar Series...

It's all completely FREE and you can unsubscribe at any time!

More Important Issues...

Do you have unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions? Have you told yourself ”That’s it, I’m serious this time… I’m going to change my life,” only to end up with the EXACT same results? Perhaps you set some personal development or self-help goals. You probably took some action, maybe even some massive action in terms of motivational training. But then nothing really happened. And you’re right back where you started from... in the personal development doldrums.

It doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s not your fault.

If you’re worried because you’ve made a few mistakes and you’re up to your eyeballs in debt and you have no idea how you’ll get out…

Or you’re overweight and tried every diet under the sun…

Your relationships are in desperate need of a makeover…

You’re apprehensive about the dawning of a new day only to trudge to a job you desperately want to leave…

Its not your fault your life is a mess.

Here’s why...

Learn more...>>

Work At Home FREE Course
The Missing Instructions
2012 Free Video
Passion Test Facilitator
Passion Test Profile

Click Here with questions or comments about this web site.

© Copyright 2003-2016 . Healthy Wealthy nWise. All Rights Reserved.
205 W. Liberty St., Ste. 203, Charles Town, WV 25414 304.725.2502

Home | Affiliates | Current Issue | Contact Us
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Subscriber Agreement
Questions & Tech Support