7 Early Warning Signs of A Dying Relationship
Relationships can be a lot of work, and keeping them running sometimes takes work and some sacrifices. However, when a relationship becomes more work than it is fun, it can mean that the relationship is slowly dying and it may be time to let go.
Here Are 7 Signs Of A Dying Relationship:
1. You don’t talk about personal things anymore
When your conversations no longer include discussions of serious issues in your life like your hopes, dreams, goals and matters that affect you both at a personal level, that right there might be red flag. “When you share your struggles and difficulties you not only strengthen your bond through your vulnerability but you also set the precedence for an open and nonjudgmental relationship for the future,” life and wellness coach Dana Peters says.
2. You’re never on the same page
Whatever the issue might be, you and your partner never seem to agree on anything. Your values are no longer as aligned as they once were. Important things that mean a lot to you no longer mean the same to your partner or vice versa. “… disagreeing without understanding the other person’s perspective indicates a deep lack of understanding of the other person… in general. And somebody who doesn’t understand you will not make a great long-term partner,” relationship coach and author Kira Asatryan says.
3. You complain about the same things
When a complaint arises severally and it never gets fixed, this may be an indication that you and your partner are no longer actively trying to make the other happy.
4. You argue more often
It starts to seem like all you ever do is argue, probably about the smallest of things. Sometimes you keep having the same argument that you’ve been having for ages that never seems to have a way to be resolved.
5. You want more space
Wanting more space is a big red flag of a dying relationship. When you don’t really want to be around your partner often or are happier when they’re not around, it may be time to reevaluate your relationship. “If you’re all that excited to have a weekend alone, consider that the reason for your joy is that they’re draining you when they’re around,” says relationship expert April Masini.
6. You don’t feel like yourself
When you start feeling depressed, anxious, uncomfortable or withdrawn whenever you are around your partner and your personality is gloomy when they are around, your relationship might just be on the verge of death.
7. You’re unsure about your future
If you no longer get happy at the thought of a future with your partner or you just no longer think about having your partner in your future, it may be a sign that they’re not destined to be there.