In an ideal and perfect world, you would be your husband’s most valuable thing in this world. As a matter of fact, he’d treat you like a queen.
But marriages aren’t always sunshine and rainbows in real life. It’s not as easy as the happily-ever-after you see in fairy tales.
And the truth is — your prince charming isn’t as perfect as he may have seemed.
Maybe he started to show these signs recently, but these should make you consider your options.
So here are 15 signs he doesn’t value anymore.
1. You’re no longer his priority
Do you always reminisce of when things were great, and you felt like the most important thing in your husband’s eyes?
It’s as if you’re always the last option or the last to know when things happen to him.
Everything else is almost more important than you.
He may feel more and more distant, avoiding ways to spend time with you.
If you get the sense that he doesn’t care anymore about you and what you feel, he’s most likely trying to tell you something.
2. He doesn’t care about your needs
Relationships are a two-way street. It requires a lot of giving and taking.
So, if your husband stops considering your feelings and always puts up his needs over yours, it may be time to step back.
A healthy couple helps each other grow, and both individuals have to do their respective duties.
When he doesn’t support you with your ventures, or you’re always the one to adjust, this might show an imbalance in the relationship.
What’s more, it shows how he’s willing to take you for granted.
3. He’s not willing to listen to you
Communication is essential to a successful relationship. And a key part of this process is listening.
And you may have had a time in your relationship when you just can’t get enough of each other.
You would just talk nonstop, exchanging your aspirations and inspirations or whatever it is under the sun.
Now, giving you his undivided attention for just a minute looks much like a chore to him.
It’s as if whatever you say doesn’t matter anymore- all your problems, issues, feelings, or even thoughts. He doesn’t care enough to listen to what you have to say.
He doesn’t even want to hear about your day or gets bored pretending, which is a clear sign that he lacks concern over you.
4. He easily hurts your feelings
Your relationship should foster stability and security, a safe space for both of you to be vulnerable.
However, if your husband seems to always push through decisions or do things that he knows would hurt you or make you feel bad, that’s a problem.
This man should care for you and your emotion, but now, it seems like he doesn’t care about what you feel.
5. He offers little to no affection
It is human nature to want affection in a relationship.
There are many ways we offer this to our partners to show how much we value and love them.
Our love languages may differ, but there is no wrong way of displaying our affection- except for doing nothing at all.
When your husband stops looking for ways to keep the marriage flame burning, it’s a red flag you shouldn’t ignore.
If this has been going on for a while now, or you have already tried to remedy it through therapy then it could be time to consider other options such as divorce.
If you are considering taking that route but still unsure about it, there is an article that may help you decide, you can check it out here.
6. He doesn’t thank you for anything
When we love someone, we like doing things for them and even take the extra effort to make them happy.
And all it takes is just a simple “thank you” in return to make us feel appreciated.
So, if you always do the chores at home or you’ve recently surprised him with something special, but he never got to thank you for your efforts, it may be alarming.
This can be a sign that he’s deliberately looking past your efforts or thinking that this is something that you’re expected to do, which, therefore, doesn’t need any appreciation.
A gap in gratitude may show that he doesn’t value you and what you do for him anymore.
7. He brushes your concerns
Gaslighting is never welcome in a healthy relationship.
If your husband constantly does this and refuses to take your concerns seriously, not only is it a sign that he doesn’t value you, it also constitutes emotional abuse.
Your pains and emotions are valid, and he should know that better.
But instead, he may spin your words and deliberately misunderstand to put the blame on you and make you feel guilty.
8. He always resorts to the silent treatment
I will never get tired of telling people how communication is crucial to a healthy relationship.
And the silent treatment automatically turns this off. If your husband is a fan of using this method instead of using his voice and talking things out like adults, you may end up feeling confused and irritated.
This can greatly affect your mental health in the long run. Not to mention, this is completely unfair!
His unwillingness to put the necessary action to resolve things together shows how much he actually values you and your relationship.
9. Your life doesn’t interest him
Well, what’s the most common sign that your husband doesn’t value you anymore?
He just doesn’t care how you’re doing or what constitutes your day.
He may even dismiss your own goals and interests in life.
He’s not interested in getting to know you better.
Everything seems to be about him nowadays, and your own values and aspirations are irrelevant.
This may also show that he doesn’t see you as his equal anymore.
10. He disrespects your boundaries
Boundaries are important to keep you safe or make you feel so.
And no one in the world has the right to just barge right through them- even your most beloved husband.
Your partner should never expect you to shrink yourself to accommodate his needs.
He can’t make you do anything as he pleases!
Once your husband wilfully ignores the boundaries you’ve clearly set, even when he knows how important this is to you, he’s downright disrespecting you.
11. You’re not included in any decision-making
Does it feel like you don’t have a say in any decisions at home?
If your husband is making you feel like your voice doesn’t matter, this may mean that he doesn’t value what you have to offer and doesn’t want to hear them at all!
He’d never ask for your advice and opinions. Instead, he’s repulsed to hearing your perspective on things.
Or, if you find the courage to speak your thoughts, they’re usually just dismissed.
Worse, you may just be considered as his accessory or trophy and not his equal.
12. He books your calendar without asking permission
This is also a clear sign that he doesn’t put importance on you.
He doesn’t value your time and schedule.
Does your man make it a habit of booking up your calendar without prior notice? If so, why would he assume you’d drop anything to cater to his schedule?
It shows how he doesn’t respect your time and even individuality in general. You must be the one to have the final say on your availability and not him.
13. He speaks poorly of you, even in public
This one is a classic sign, any husband that doesn’t value his wife will speak poorly of her to others.
This could start as “innocent” little remarks you may have just laughed out.
But after a while, it turns into belittling or mocking that breaks your heart and tarnishes your sense of self.
What’s more, he doesn’t care wherever you are or whoever you’re with.
He’s more than willing to embarrass you in front of anyone who’d dare to listen. But, of course, no man who values you and loves you would do such a thing.
14. His actions don’t show love
While not everyone is a big fan of romantic gestures, men usually underestimate the impact of little thoughtful actions in marriage.
We all want to feel important in a relationship, and it’s a need your husband should satisfy.
If he doesn’t put in the effort to make you feel special and valued, perhaps his lack of action is trying to tell you something.
15. He flirts, or has affairs
The worst part is, sometimes they don’t even bother to hide it!
If your husband is making advances on other women and giving them the romantic attention that’s supposedly reserved for you only, it’s time to make a move.
Whether or not there has been physical contact, this clearly shows that he’s cheating on you on purpose. And you should know when to walk away from a relationship after infidelity occurs.
It’s time to accept that he doesn’t value you as his wife and lifelong companion anymore.
We all deserve to be in a relationship where we feel appreciated, loved, and taken care of.
This is not an exhaustive list of the signs your husband doesn’t value you, but I hope this gives you clarity and helps you plan better your next steps to take over your happiness now.
You don’t have to stay in your marriage to be happy. If things aren’t working despite your efforts, remember that a divorce is always a valid option.