No matter how wonderful, terrible, or bland and mediocre, most romantic relationships will come to an end at some point. Despite personal issues within the relationship or what kind of a person your partner is, there are a few warning signs that will generally tip you off that your relationship as you know it is hanging by a thread.
Loss of Attraction
What was it that attracted you to your partner to begin with? Maybe it was pretty eyes, a beautiful smile, or a sexy and toned body. While people do change physically and we may occasionally take things for granted, losing all attraction towards your partner may be a sign that you have lost interest in the physical side of your relationship. Complete repulsion, however, is a definite sign that you’re ready to move on.
When most couples fight, emotions run very high. Tears may be shed, feelings hurt, and anger may surface. If you found yourself completely numb to situations which would typically make you emotional, you may have checked out of the relationship altogether.
Sure, it’s human nature to look at individuals that you find attractive. However, if your eyes have been wandering more and more lately, you just might be attempting to search for a replacement.
Unfortunately, the initial phase of dating or marriage does not last forever, and once you fall off that pink cloud, you will do so with a loud thump. A certain amount of boredom is to be expected in any long-term relationship, though excess of boredom and feelings of hopelessness could mean something else completely.
Negative Feelings Towards Your Partner
Aside from occasional annoyance, long lasting negative feelings towards your partner are never a good sign. If you have developed a disliking, anger, resentment, or even bitterness towards your partner, your relationship is likely lacking something very serious.
Once again, occasional fantasies or day dreaming about the new hottie in accounting is normal human behavior. Should these fantasies increase or take over entire periods of your day, your current relationship is definitely in trouble.
When experiencing any of these feelings, it is important to stop and assess the situation. What are you lacking in your relationship? What is it that you are not receiving at home? Discovering the what’s and why’s that are causing you to feel checked out of your relationship is absolutely necessary, as your current situation might not be nearly as bad as it seems. This will also help to prevent you from jumping from bland relationship to bland relationship in the future.