I guess I am naturally a giver. As in a person who is happy doing things for others and in the process am happy when the other person is. However I find this terribly exhausting when I seem to give and no one appreciates it. Am I just setting myself up to be miserable? How do you find balance between giving and receiving?
While I know my boyfriend loves me, I find that I do things for him that he may take for granted. Like sometimes when I go by a store and see a shirt I think would look good on him, I would buy it. But that never happens for me. I just feel really crappy. I know I shouldn't expect anything in return, but on some level it is bound to happen. I have stopped with random giving. But what else can I do?