Relationships are meant to be easy and comfortable, but sometimes we tend to take this pretty far. We become self-absorbed, so we don’t really notice that things aren’t as they were before. And when a relationship begins to stagnate, that’s when we need to introspect and see what’s gone wrong.
So here are some pointers or signs that your partner is unhappy in the relationship. If your partner is exhibiting any of the signs below, it’s time to worry — the dreaded break-up may not be too far away!
Sure, Facebook is fun. And Instagram keeps you on your toes with the latest trends but if either you or your partner is spending more time online than with each other, it’s time to sit up and take notice.
Most of the time, it’s OK to simply lounge in your PJs and not go out, but if your partner insists on staying in every night, even weekends, surely something’s not all right.
This can be exhausting for everyone concerned. Your partner picks fights over everything, from breakfast choices to movie nights. You begin fighting over everything, from the way you dress to the way you eat your muesli — everything irritates them. Ouch. So what do you do? You fight back. Then begins a period where you don’t talk to each other. This stretches on, and on, and on. If it goes on longer than usual, well, you know what that means!
Surely, that’s a blaring red signal, a giant warning sign you’ve now entered the irradiated zone. If things in the bedroom have become placid and boring and maybe even non-existent, you need to have a talk with your partner and see what’s wrong.
Yeah, the past was good but it should remain there. No point dredging it up every now and then, especially if you were not an important part of your partner’s past. If your partner wishes for the good ol’ times (when they were single, probably), that’s a big flashing red signal.
No conversations, no going out, no sex and also wants to be left alone can only point at one thing: your partner is unhappy in the relationship. So what are you going to do about it?
OK, you’re all worried now and you’ve chewed off your fingernails while reading this. But the one thing you can do is communicate. Even if your partner is unwilling to listen, communicate to them that you’re aware something is amiss. And that you’ll work it out together. Because, remember, all relationships need work.