6 Signs You'll Never Be Good Enough For Them (Because They Expect Too Much)
Vitaliy Rigalovsky

6 Signs You’ll Never Be Good Enough For Them (Because They Expect Too Much)

You will never be enough for some people. Not because you aren’t actually good enough. Because their expectations are unrealistic and unfair. Because they are holding you to much higher standards than they’re holding themselves. Here are a few signs they are never going to be happy:

They never appreciate anything you do.

It doesn’t matter how much you do for them because they are always going to want more. They rarely say thank you for all of the hard work you’ve been putting into the relationship. They rarely recognize how much effort you’ve been exerting. Instead of appreciating what you’ve done, they’ll find something wrong with what you’ve done. They’ll act like they know better, but they won’t lift a finger to help you. They would rather complain.

They never celebrate your wins with you.

Whether you’re excited about a promotion or a new dish you learned how to cook, their reaction is the same. They couldn’t care less about the achievement. They aren’t happy for you. They aren’t going to pop open champagne and celebrate alongside you. They’re going to act like what you’ve done isn’t actually a big deal. They’re going to ruin your good mood by being discouraging, irritated, or indifferent.

They always find a reason to put you down.

Whenever you’re feeling confident, they make it their mission to take you down a peg. They don’t want you walking around feeling good about yourself. They want you to feel small. They want you to feel inferior. They won’t show you a single ounce of respect. Maybe it’s because they’re worried you’ll leave if you realize your worth. Or maybe it’s because putting others down makes them feel better about themselves. Either way, you will never be able to make someone like this happy – and why would you want to?

They never meet you halfway.

You’re always exhausted because you’re the one doing the heavy lifting in the relationship. You’re the one who is running around, completing chores and planning dates and stressing yourself out. You go out of your way to make your person happy, but they never return the favor. They never do anything for you, even though they expect you to give them the world. If you treated them even half as badly as they treat you, then they would throw a fit. They’re a complete hypocrite.

They always find something to complain about.

You feel like you’re walking on eggshells around them because nothing makes them happy. Their good moods only last for a short while, then the go back to being miserable. They’re always going to find something new to complain about because they are never satisfied. Nothing is ever enough for them. They’re too greedy for their own good.

They constantly talk down to you.

They speak to you like you’re stupid. They act like they know better than you. They don’t value your opinion because they assume they are the smartest one in the room. They assume they know so much more than you. Someone like this is never going to be happy – and honestly, you deserve so much better.