If Your Partner Expects These 9 Things From You, Your Relationship May Be Unfair

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If it constantly feels like your relationship is unfair, there's a good chance something isn't quite right in terms of how you and your partner interact. They likely demand too much of you, and may even have unrealistic expectations. And, as a result there's a lopsided power balance that's impossible to ignore.

Of course, being in a relationship means giving and taking, so you can't expect things to always be 100 percent even. "From paying rent to raising kids — a life lived together involves a lot of work," Amica Graber, a relationship expert for the background checking site TruthFinder, tells Bustle. And sometimes that means one person will occasionally rely more on the other.

But if your partner has unfair expectations, and never gives back, it can start to take a toll. As Graber says, "If [your partner] refuses to put in their fair share, you’ll end up feeling burnt out and resentful." And possibly even unseen, as well as misunderstood.

In any case, you'll want to let your partner know how you feel, Graber says, so you can work together to set better boundaries. "It’s better to have an awkward conversation rather than let your resentment build up over time," she says, since that will only make the situation worse.

Read on below for some signs your relationship isn't entirely fair, according to experts, as well as how to strike a better balance with your partner.