5 Signs To Know If Your Partner Is About to Break Up


Once the honeymoon period is over most relationships fall
into a comfortable pattern that might be short on the
fireworks of the first year, but provides a stability and
intimacy that feels great.
However, if that comfortable groove has started to feel
more like an apathetic rut it might be time to take a long,
hard look at your relationship and see if it’s likely to stand
the test of time. Here are five ways to tell if your
relationship is about to break up

You don’t communicate
If you come home from work, stick the telly on and don’t
speak to each other beyond the occasional “Pass the
crisps”, you’re in trouble. Communication is the key to every
relationship and without it minor issues can flare up into
fights and you’ll both end up feeling unloved and indifferent.
If you don’t want to talk to each other about how your day
was or chat and laugh together anymore, it’s a clear sign
that you’re losing interest.

You rarely have sex
Once the initial excitement of a new relationship has worn
off you will naturally have a bit less sex, but a strong desire
for your partner and regular sex make for a healthy,
functioning relationship. It may just be that your sex life has
got a little bit routine and injecting some zest with a little bit
of experimentation will put things back on an even keel, but
if you still aren’t feeling it, it’s probably time to wave
goodbye.

You imagine life without your partner
If you find yourself constantly having daydreams that fail
to feature your partner it’s time to ask yourself some
questions. You might long for a home free of their clutter
and chat, or fantasise about a date with that hot new
colleague, or wish you could just take a holiday alone:
whatever it is, you’ve started to emotionally detach.

You pick fights
If you find your partner irritating and can’t resist constantly
picking them up on their habits then the writing is on the
wall. Relationships require empathy, compassion and
compromise to keep going, so if you’ve jacked all that in in
favour of snapping and bickering it’s time to get out of
there.

You forget about the little things
Whilst big gestures are thrilling and romantic they don’t help
maintain a relationship on a day-to-day level. A recent
study funded by the Economic Science and Research Council
found that the simple things – such as bringing your partner
a cup of tea in bed – nurture a relationship much more than
grand romantic gestures. If you’ve forgotten about those
little things and rarely think to do anything for your partner,
from offering them a cuppa to giving them a cuddle, then
it’s time to forget about the whole thing and move on.

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