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Signs of Being Taken Advantage of By a Boyfriend

by Kate Taylor

Some women struggle to find a relationship where their man values their interests and needs. Perhaps she is attracted to the "bad boy" type or simply isn't used to being treated how she deserves to be treated. Women who feel they are being taken advantage of should watch out for some of the obvious signs and know when to call it quits and start looking for a new man.

He Only Calls When He Needs Something

One of the most telltale signs that you are being taken advantage of is when he never calls unless he needs something from you.

One of the most telltale signs that you are being taken advantage of is when he never calls unless he needs something from you. A man may take advantage of a woman for many reasons. Perhaps he wants her money, her company or her love. If your man only calls you when he wants something from you, don't answer the phone. A true relationship is built on communication. An honest and true partner is one who calls just to say hello and hear the sound of your voice.

He Breaks Down Your Self-Confidence

If a man is constantly putting you down and making you feel bad about yourself, he is taking advantage of you.

If a man is constantly putting you down and making you feel bad about yourself, he is taking advantage of you. A boyfriend who truly cares is one who wants to make you feel better about yourself and make you see yourself for the beautiful person you are inside and out. Some men take advantage of their girlfriends by projecting their negative feelings about themselves onto their girlfriends as a way to make themselves feel better about their own life.

His Focus is Primarily on the Physical

Not every guy plans the most romantic dates or cooks the most romantic dinners at home, and that's OK. The important thing is that your boyfriend is putting in the effort to make you feel special. He should be trying to get to know you better through communication and fun activities. If your man is only focused on the physical aspect of your relationship and neglects the romance entirely, you are being taken advantage of. A true boyfriend wants to get to know his partner.

He Always Gets His Way

If you find that you are always losing arguments and giving your boyfriend his way, you are getting taken advantage of.

If you find that you are always losing arguments and giving your boyfriend his way, you are getting taken advantage of. A true relationship is one that is based upon finding common ground and making compromises. No partner in the relationship should always get their way. Communicate with your boyfriend about your desire to work things out and compromise. If he has no interest in any of these things, you are getting taken advantage of.

About the Author

Kate Taylor is a professional writer based in Lafayette, Ind. She has served as an online copywriter in areas such as pet care, education and landscaping. Taylor is working toward her M.B.A. at Loyola University Chicago.

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