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Example:

Person A had expectations of person B. After A gets to know B, person gives up on building a enriching relationship. A stops investing in the other person (i.e. stops giving feedback, stops trying to be understood or to understand). A presents a recurring pattern.

  • Maybe they got smart and wised up. – Jim May 17 '16 at 4:37
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If you are looking for an adjective, I would say that person is being apathetic.

From encyclopedia.com

showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

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  • Apathetic is the word – IberoMedia May 17 '16 at 4:56
  • I respectfully disagree. An apathetic person would not have cared to begin with. @IberoMedia – Mad Banners Aug 3 '16 at 1:27
  • @MadBanners Do you have any suggestions? – IberoMedia Aug 20 '16 at 2:42
  • It's a difficult concept to fully explain in a word... but I'd say fickle or disloyal. I guess it depends, are you referring to the characteristics of A after giving up on B, or the entire situation (i.e. A starting off alright but then giving up on B)? @IberoMedia – Mad Banners Aug 20 '16 at 4:31
  • @MadBanners I refer to the behavioral pattern of A. I think fickle is not the right word b/c it would mean A attitude would fluctuate between having expectations and apathy. I think disloyal does not apply; commitments or mutual agreements, implied or otherwise, are not part of the scenario – IberoMedia Aug 20 '16 at 16:32
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You could call Person A fickle.

From the Oxford Dictionary of English:

changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties or affections.

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  • Please provide some support for your answer. Answers should be definitive and well researched. I'm not the downvoter, btw. – Phil Sweet May 17 '16 at 4:58
  • @PhilSweet Apologies. The point was obvious to me, so I didn't think to elaborate on it. Clearly my original answer did not sink in, judging by the irrelevant answer that the asker chose. – Mad Banners May 17 '16 at 6:41

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