I'm looking for a word that that describes how someone might be giving and the other person is just taking and not giving nothing back
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@FumbleFingers is spot-on with one-sided if you want to describe the whole situation, the relationship, or its dynamic.
Both of these suggest a lack of expectation. If you were implying a degree of abuse in the situation¹, they would shift their meaning slightly (suggesting naïveté), but would not be inappropriate.
¹ A common relationship situation is parenthood, where it’s expected to be fairly one-sided, and unconditional (love) is the norm.
The word you're looking for is "reciprocity". Verb form: "reciprocate".
verb (used with object), reciprocated, reciprocating.
- to give, feel, etc., in return.
This word is specifically the act of giving in return, which you mention. In your example, reciprocity would me missing.
I think your word is: unrequited.
It means doing something without condition. Not completely ensuring your request but I think if you use this word, you won't encounter any problems.