It is easy to get taken advantage of even in the early stages of a relationship, and it’s the worst thing to happen. You can find yourself prioritising their feelings, desires and wishes above your own ALL the time, quickly losing their affection and respect, enabling them to treat you badly.

1) Hold a self-appraisal. See if your actions are coming out of love or supplication. Supplication is where you’re doing things for a person in hopes that they’ll start to FEEL things for you. Are you doing things simply to gain their affection?

2) Practise self-love and respect your wishes just as much, if not more than theirs. You are an equal part of the relationship and anything you want or think or feel is just as important as theirs.