I Am Sick of Oneway Relationships

Support for people who give with no return from friends and family 455 People


    Two of my best friends are one-way relationships.  I have always had to be the one to call and keep contact up.  And if I didn't, I was the bad person, the bad friend.  And, I'm getting to the point in my life where I'm not going to live like that anymore.  I...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    Sometimes I wonder if it's

    even worth it. He says he misses me and I say the same but actions as they say speak louder than words. His actions are always running around to everyone else's needs and I am often forgotten. What was I thinking that things could change. For once I want someone who appreciates...
    UnderStandM3 UnderStandM3
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2014

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    annacc11 annacc11
    26-30, F
    Sep 18, 2015


    I was married to an alcoholic, so I had to take all the responsibility of the household. He died. Then I married a Christian man and he was unemployed, but we had a good relationship, but again I held the home together financially while H was very good at having a grip on...
    lov2much lov2much
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2010

    Something I wrote to him,

    although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank you for teaching me the difference in both being treated with love and respect verses object like. Thank you for showing me...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2014

    I am DONE with being triangulated into

    codependent interactions /all manner if relationships. I have always been an understanding person and people have taken advantage of that (granted I let them as it made me feel needed), however I rarely got any emotional reciprocity. I now see how toxic this is for me and am...
    SillkyMillky SillkyMillky
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    I've had a few of these.

    ...you would think that I would learn. Me always calling, texting, e-mailing them or putting all of the effort into the relationship, while they do ****. Then I get upset when they don't call me, text me, etc etc. I can tell you this though, I'm done with these kinds of...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2014

    I don't get it with some people,

    they only love you when you're whole and when everything is perfect, but when you're broken they give up, they let go even though they're the one who broke you in the first place.
    QueenValbuena QueenValbuena
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    I Ended My Friendship With One Of My Best Friends

    My grandma was in hosp a couple months ago she had the Norovirus...so my brother posted on facebook for people to pray for her...My best friend at that time who is married to my cousin got pissed off cuz we asked for prayer on internet...Her hubby (my cousin) starts cussing at me...
    Froggie30 Froggie30
    26-30, F
    Mar 14, 2013

    I have this one friend

    and I know she is busy and we just don't talk much anymore... I'm usually the one messaging and texting and then she'll be on Facebook and I'll ask her something and it will sometimes be days before I get a reply and she has been on FB the whole time and has seen my message...
    AmandaHugandKiss2014 AmandaHugandKiss2014
    31-35, F
    Dec 27, 2013

    Breaking Free

    We have a choice. One-way relationships are unhealthy and detrimental to our self-esteem. Are you at the point where you are asking yourself what you did wrong or what is wrong with you, or are you still at the anger stage? Some people really are just selfish, self-centred or...
    Lacrymose Lacrymose
    41-45, F
    Aug 3, 2011

    i'm not in one now -thankfully-

    but i have been in three long term, one way relationships. so messed up.
    kittyhaswings kittyhaswings
    31-35, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    I was friends with a boy

    since February. After the school year ended, he was getting over a girl that rejected him. I liked him, but I wasn't going to let him know that. I was content being the best friend and wing man. He was the only person I invited over for my birthday. We had a blast and my dad...
    Lianqa Lianqa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2013


    And too often I find myself involved in them.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Feb 25, 2011


    i hate one way realationships because its not really a relationship because its nor really an relationship
    tiara1992 tiara1992
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2011

    I hate that all of the men I have ever dated

    wanted everything on their terms. Call, text or see me when it was in their schedule and, I was expected to drop everything and, run. I can't even get to know someone these days because, people drop in and out when they want to.
    Mfudgie Mfudgie
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    I thought I loved this boy

    but turns out he cares about no one but himself but I never stopped thinking about him or worry about the type of girl he was dating like if she is right for him and if she would hurt him
    EmilyBozeman EmilyBozeman
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2014

    Give, Give, Give

    I have a few friends who I bend over backwards for. I attend most of their parties, weddings, bdays, baby showers, their kids events, bdays, etc. When I invite them to a bday party, or graduation party, they don't come. I get to know their family, their friends, etc. They...
    46-50, F
    Oct 27, 2013

    I'm Sick of Doing All the Work!

    We are friends...but I always have to call you!  I know you know my number but you can't call me!  WTF...I know why you can't call me...I've always taken all the risk with calling you for over 4 years and I'm done with that....Take me out of your phone and lose my...
    tks tks
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    AND THEN I MET YOU I was going through

    that phase of my life where I felt so lonely that I thought I would end up being alone for the rest of our life. I was almost living in a cocoon and I had given up all hopes of finding love in my life again. And then I met you. From the very first moment you entered my life you...
    Escapethelife23 Escapethelife23
    26-30, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    Tired Of Understanding Him..

    i am inlove with my bestfriend. he courted me before but that was the times that i don't love him. after a few weeks i decided to make him as my bestfriend then he agreed with it.. after some days, he courted another girl but they only took 1 week i think. after their break up...
    ettezor16 ettezor16
    1 Response Aug 15, 2010

    What About Me?

    I don't understand what it takes to get some reciprocity. I care, listen, buy gifts and it's never returned. People like to talk to me about themselves but I don't have anyone to turn to. Which is why I am on EP.
    iamherenow13 iamherenow13
    36-40, F
    Nov 23, 2013

    Every freaking relationship I've ever been in

    has been me caring more than the person. Whether it was a romantic or friend relationship. Everyone except my best friend, that is equal, but we've been friends since I was born(she was literally at the hospital when I was born.).
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014

    I hate one way relationships.

    This is what prevents me from opening up to anyone in the first place. Guys are so ******* rude.
    Ariannaaaaa Ariannaaaaa
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2016

    You throw your heart out to someone

    and they repay you by ignoring you, by never wanted to spend time with you, by letting you do all the work in the relationship, by leaving you...I guess some people are meant to be alone all their lives..and I guess I am one of them..
    Jenny309 Jenny309
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    No longer allowing myself to be used.

    If you truly respect and appreciate me like you pretend to, I wouldn't have been just another on your list. I tried to show you that I was different than the others. I'm feeling so free without you in my life!!!! Never going back.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    Dubious Duo

    OK. A few years ago, a great friend lost something most close and dear to him, his twin brother. As I knew both of them and the family they came from, I tried to be the best friend that I could be during the greatest calamity of the survivor's life. Simultaneously, I ran into...
    nolabtyL9W nolabtyL9W
    41-45, F
    Jun 27, 2013

    I'm thinking about one major mistake I've made

    in my life. Accepting the authority of two people and assuming they knew better than me, because they happened to be less vulnerable at the time. Now I notice that new so called friends also find it possible to tell me what to do. It's really weird when you are the one who copes...
    redfoldingchair redfoldingchair
    4 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    Journeys of No Return...

    This is something I need to get off my chest.  People mean alot to me. I am a sensitive, caring person. I always make time for my friends and family. That's why it hurts me deeply knowing that no matter how many times I visit them, they will not come to visit me. I...
    Lacrymose Lacrymose
    41-45, F
    18 Responses Dec 12, 2007

    From the moment I understand myself,

    I was happy, full of energy and was able to always see the best and funny! things in everything. so few people and so few times I was in a very bad situations and they saw the real sensitive side of me. And I don't know what is it with me and attracting depressed people every...
    nanami83 nanami83
    31-35, F
    Jan 2, 2014

    Why is this fight happening?

    He get antsy because I'm not paying attention to him every second if the day. You are jealous if me watching TV. He watches tv all night!!!!
    paige85 paige85
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014

    My Sister Is Selfish

    I am the youngest of 3.  My sister has always been the center of attention until my mom remarried.  When the spot light moved from her and her dance lessons, performances etc. she began to act out.  As the younger of us all I looked up to her and was her best...
    B0082 B0082
    Sep 23, 2010
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