Dating seeing too much
Ultimately, the age factor didn't matter much to him.
He’s so used to you giving without him asking that he doesn’t feel any need to thank you for it. You’re only hurting yourself by giving without reserve to someone who doesn’t appreciate it.
You inevitably feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship, and you’re so used to giving that you just keep up the same behavior even though it isn’t working.
They treat your kindness as weakness and take liberties with your affection when they know they shouldn’t. You have to temper your giving tendencies with logic and intelligence.
Otherwise, you get to a crappy place pretty quickly and can’t reverse the issue. It’s very common to focus entirely on your partner and relationship when you’re a naturally giving person.
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as being too giving.