We’ve all had that sinking feeling at one time or another; that pit-of-the-stomach feeling that there’s something wrong in our relationship.
If you’re feeling it, take a look around – do you see any of these revealing signs of relationship trouble on the horizon?
1. Snooping Around
Are you checking his phone or email? Have you been checking his pants pockets for anything suspicious? If so, then there are already trust issues in the relationship.
And by the way, don’t kid yourself by thinking “oh, everyone does it.” Spying on your partner is in no way a healthy part of a relationship. It’s a sure sign of problems.
2. Have You Snuggled Recently?
You used to hold hands while you watched TV; he used to squeeze you from behind while you washed dishes. But now, you can’t remember the last time he touched you – and you haven’t really even missed it.
It’s in a man’s nature to want to have sex anytime they can – even when the relationship may be rocky.
So if he’s stopped wanting to cuddle, if there’s no playful squeezes or pinches; if he stays up late after you’ve gone to bed, it might be that he’s no longer sexually interested in you. On the other hand, if you’ve made a habit of saying “no,” he may be avoiding the rejection.
3. You Argue About Little Things – Even In Front of Others
Every couple has disagreements and squabbles occasionally. But if your arguments have become more about scoring points and trying to be “right”, and especially if you’re doing it in front of friends or family, this relationship may be near its end.
4. He’s Stopped Including You In His Activities
It’s quite normal for couples to have hobbies and interests that they pursue separately; it’s the rare couple that does everything together.
However, if he’s got a new hobby or activity that’s taking up all his time, and he never invites you along and doesn’t want to talk to you about it, it’s likely he’s looking for a way out.
5. You Don’t Know Where You’re Headed
Couples in a healthy relationship like to plan for the future. They talk about things like how many kids they should have, where they would like to travel, and so on.
If the two of you rarely discuss anything more in advance than what you’re doing for dinner, it may be because you just don’t see each other in your future lives.