"We accept the love we think we deserve."
That quote from The Perks of Being A Wallflower resonates with many (especially when it was delivered by Paul Rudd in the movie adaptation). A crucial aspect of adulthood is learning what makes a fulfilling relationship, and it takes a lot of trial and error.
A Reddit thread asked women, "Have you had an 'I deserve better' moment in a relationship? What was it?" It's an enlightening trip through the Bad Boyfriend Hall of Shame.
It was this past Christmas and I'd put hours of thought and effort into his gifts, couldn't wait to see his face light up (which it did). He gave me what looked like a free coffee mug and it was like a smack in the face how little he cared about me. It wasn't the $ or gift per se, it was what it represented. He was utterly indifferent to my feelings. The last straw of many straws that broke this camels back.