Nothing can be worse than being a stepney in a relationship -- a backup option, to be precise. Who wants to be number two anyway? Nobody! Life is a race and we all are in the race to be number one. Especially in romantic relationships. If youve ever felt that your partner is stringing you along, then maybe it is time to reassess the sitch youre in--because you might be in a back-burner relationship. In fact, you might be surprised to know that even committed couples fall prey to this. So have you been put on the back-burner? Here are a few signs to help you figure that out:
1. If you are living on their terms
Does your partner pay heed to your opinion? If not, then it might be a clear indication that you are not their main, but perhaps one of their extras. We are sorry, but its true.
2. If they say no to sex
Does your partner avoid any sort of physical contact with you? Well, thats when you need to trust your intuition. If your partner is not interested, then there are chances that they are treating you as an option.
Is there someone else they post their pictures more often with? Do they put up more pictures on social media with some other significant person, and not you? If you nodded yes, it is time to start questioning the relationship.
4. Is your partner distracted?
Are they distracted when you are around? Like, spending more time on their phone than actually indulge in a conversation with you? Ahem... ahem! Its a red flag. The sooner you get out of it, the less emotional damage you will do to yourself.
5. Not available when you need them?
Do they make excuses to avoid meeting you when you want or need them the most? This definitely puts you nowhere in their priority list, forget being the main person in their life.
6. If they are not free on weekends
The weekend is officially the time for loved ones. If they dont find the time for you over the weekend too, then you know better. We wait for weekends desperately so that we can spend some quality time with our partner. If not, you are just one of their extras. It may sound harsh, but thats the truth.
7. You havent met their friends yet
No! We are not asking you to be a part of their friend circle, but a casual, friendly meet is the least one could do to make it official. Isnt it? We understand meeting their family is a big step, but friends are basic. If they havent made you meet their friends yet, its a clear sign that they are not serious about you.