One thing to add lemondrop, and that is that its both partners doing that. Both giving up on their dreams, both sacrificing until they become resentful and when they get resentful of one another its because they have both sacrificed and given up on what they want and then they become demanding of one another and wonder why the other isn't doing what they want.
Being aware of that cycle that is taught us at an rarely age and yes by movies is so important. Then stopping it before it starts by, guess what?!....
Communicating needs, respecting that others have needs, being empathetic, caring, blah, blah, blah... I sound like such a broken record on here sometimes. *sigh* does anyone even get anything out of that? I hope so. I know I do. Some of the stuff I say on here has become my mantra.
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