It never hurts to look for the signs you're not a priority to him, so you can finally figure out where you stand, or if it's time to cut the cord.

11 Signs You’re Not a Priority to Him

It never hurts to look for the signs you’re not a priority to him, so you can finally figure out where you stand, or if it’s time to cut the cord.

It never hurts to look for the signs you're not a priority to him, so you can finally figure out where you stand, or if it's time to cut the cord.

Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, thinking, wondering, and in crushing pain because you feel like you’re not his priority anymore? 

Does he constantly take you for granted, making too many excuses and broken promises?

It hurts when you are not a priority in his life. I know. I’ve been there.

But how do you know for sure that you’re not his priority anymore?

Is it just all in your head?

Are you being unreasonable? Of course not. But it never hurts to look for the signs you’re not a priority to him, so you can finally figure out where you stand, or if it’s time to cut the cord. 

There’s absolutely nothing quite upsetting when your brain is sinking with that painful sensation that your boyfriend or partner doesn’t see you as a priority in his life. Especially when you really loved him so much and you wanted to spend your life with him.

Feeling this way can cause a lot of emotional discomforts and feel like your heart is about to explode. 

In situations where all you desire is a happy relationship, getting this impression can make you feel betrayed, and leave you in so much pain.

You think that one day, suddenly, a person will turn on you and put you above all the others and that it will turn into a perfect relationship.

Perhaps you are already in a relationship with this person and you continue to hope that things will get better, even if you have never been the priority in the mind of this person. You probably don’t ask for much, but it makes you feel like you’re at fault if you feel like that.

You are desperately looking for those few moments when this person makes you feel like someone special, but the rest of the time you feel very bad.

You’ll probably feel like it’s the end of the world, but the worst kind of person is the one who drags you and puts you in the background. You will never become his priority.

So if you believe that you’re not his priority and asking yourself this painful question, then it isn’t really a question of being selfish, rather it’s determining if it’s time to end the relationship by realizing that you aren’t a priority for him anymore.

Identifying where you truly stand can take a little bit of time, but if you watch out for these indicators that you’re not his priority anymore, then you will be able to determine your stance.

If he’s shutting you out, here’s what’s missing…

11 Major Warning Signs You’re Not a Priority to Him

7 Major Signs That You're Not His Priority Anymore

1. Signs You’re Not a Priority to Him: You feel extremely alone.

Among the most noticeable signs, you’re not a priority to him is how you really feel. Do you seem like you’re alone a lot more than you are “together” with somebody?  If you frequently find yourself acting like a “married single girl,” chances are that it’s due to the fact that you are.

Do you constantly feel like you are in a relationship with him; however, it doesn’t seem like you’re actually being loved and treated like you truly deserve?

Maybe you are living together, and now he suddenly changes the way he treats you and you find that you are being with yourself most of the time. 

What could be his excuses for most of the time? What could be the reasons? Is he just really busy at work or out with friends? Or is he is just really taking you for granted all the time?

If he does all those things most of the time, then it’s a major sign you’re not a priority to him.

A man who deeply loves his woman, will never make her feel extremely alone no matter how busy he is. 

2. He makes decisions without even consulting you.

If he constantly makes decisions without even talking to you and getting you involved in decision making, you could be already headed for a breakup. 

Does he constantly make major decisions all by himself and you end up surprised with these major changes because you never know what was he really deciding upon? 

A man who loves his woman will share his future plans with her, share his decisions with her, and talk things out with her simply because his relationship with her is a priority for him.

3. He puts other people first before you all the time.

If you find yourself really feeling like you’re in a love triangle most of the time, it could be because you are.  In a healthy relationship, you will certainly be the one he will put first.  

But of course, be reasonable in this case. Don’t just jump to conclusions without a valid reason. For example, there can be some cases like a close relative of his that may have been admitted to the hospital for a life-threatening emergency. So it could be a reason that he has to make time for them since it’s a life-threatening emergency.

What I mean here is that if MOST OF THE TIME he is putting other people first before you, like for example, he is always putting his friends first by going to a party leaving you hanging high and dry while waiting for him to come home, then you are no longer his priority. 

So if he constantly does these things to you, then it’s a fact and a major sign that you’re not really a priority for him anymore. 

4. He always fails to remember important dates.

I know and I understand that some men are not good at remembering special occasions and important dates. However, if he fails every time to remember an important date or he can’t be bothered to make it to date promptly, or can’t be troubled to keep in mind things that are necessary to you, he either does not care or he is the world’s most absent-minded person.

5. He doesn’t make time for you.

No matter how busy he is, if you are really his priority, he will always find ways to make time for you. We are now living in the 21st century where almost everything is possible, especially by letting our loved ones know how special they are to us.

A simple text message right on your phone is a way of letting our loved ones know that they are still thinking of you no matter how busy they are.

So if he doesn’t even make an effort to at least text you and let you know that he is just too busy at work, then it’s a sign that you’re actually not a priority to him anymore. 

If you are his priority and if he deeply loves you, there could be 3 days or more that he would not at least ask how things are with you and be running home to see you and be with you because he misses you so much.

6. He doesn’t want to change.

You caught him cheating, you ask him to stop, yet he still talks to other women. If a guy doesn’t want to change regardless of seeing you upset, obviously you’re not his priority.  If he is not ready to change, it’s a fact that he doesn’t care enough.

7. He doesn’t care to tell you anything.

A man who opens up to his partner is a man who puts her as his first priority.  If he is regularly deceptive, never intends to share his day, and he doesn’t want to connect with you, then you are not a priority to him. 

If he genuinely loves you, you are his priority and he will share his life with you. 

8. He often changes his mind at the last minute.

He often acts on a whim, and although he agrees to do something you should do at a later date, he often changes his mind at the last minute. It probably means that he has found someone else more important to see or something better to do to occupy his time.

9. Sometimes it takes hours or days to respond to a message.

If you were a priority for this person, indeed, perhaps he would not answer you immediately, but in general, he should answer you as soon as he can. If he /she answers you immediately, chances are you are important to him/her.

10. He says you are too demanding.

And it’s the biggest sales pitch of all. When you seek support, or when you claim your rights, he accuses you of being too demanding.

11. This person always has an apology for why you can’t be together.

If a person wants a relationship with you, he/she will find the way. The excuses mean a lack of investment and often a lack of mutual interest.

Final Thoughts:

Everyone makes mistakes in relationships, but learning to see when it’s time to leave because of a lack of reciprocity is an important life lesson to learn. These signs, especially when more than three or four are present, are good red flags indicating that it may be time to leave the relationship.

If any of the above signs happen constantly, then maybe you have to wake up from this miserable and toxic relationship with him.

I know you love him very much and you might be thinking you still want to give him a chance and fight for your relationship with him.

Okay, given the fact that you still want to give it a chance, you talk to him, you listen to him, you even give him some space. 

However, despite all those things. He still doesn’t bother to care about you. If that’s the case, then It’s time to cut the cord and set yourself free from a devastating relationship you don’t deserve. 

Always remember. You deserve to be treated with love and care. 

However, if he changed and has proven that he wants to make it up to you, because in the end he realizes how important you are to him and how special you are and you’re one of the kinds of woman who truly loves him, then congratulations. Nurture your relationship and love with him. 🙂

If you don’t know what to do when you are not a priority in his life. This is for you: What To Do If You’re Not a Priority to Him


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