There can be a change of heart at any point in a relationship. You always enter a phase where things don’t seem the way it used to be, you are consumed by self-doubt, worry about your life together and think if your partner still loves you like before.The moment you sense a change in his behaviour towards you, even the smallest of things, your heart sinks. You begin to feel things will never be the same now for both of you, and secretly dread that you are both drifting apart.
A lot of us live with a niggling guilt in our relationships. While love life has its share of ups and downs, there are several factors that are indicators of your partner not feeling the same way about you anymore. We know it breaks your heart, but one must always watch out for these signs.
1. Always lost in thought
You find your partner preoccupied at most times. Even when you try to speak with him he seems to be lost in his thoughts. Annoyed, you wonder if he is at all listening to what you are saying. This is the sign of a yawning gap developing in your relationship.
2. Long pauses in the conversation
Suddenly you run out of things to talk about. There are awkward silences in your conversation, and your partner never makes an attempt to fill those up. This is a possible sign of alarm.
3. Always has some or other work outside home
He always comes up with a reason to not be at home or around you. He has been totally avoiding your company. Meaning, he does no more look forward to spending time alone with you.
4. Doesn’t express love anymore
He has stopped responding to your affectionate overtures. Doesn’t touch you easily, avoids coming close to you, and has stopped saying that he loves you. You need to be wary.
5. No more support each other
Off late you have started disagreeing more frequently with each other. Do not approve of each other’s decisions or choices. And your partner has completely stopped bothering with what you do.
6. No longer owes an explanation
Your partner has stopped reasoning with you, or even explaining himself. He does what he feels like without your consent or sometimes by simply keeping you in the dark, and is quite unrepentant about it.
7. The respect is missing in the relationship
Your partner’s behaviour towards you has drastically changed. He passes snide remarks at you very often, doesn’t hesitate from humiliating you before his friends, and doesn’t bother to make up to you later.
8. Self doubt and hate
The moment you begin to curse yourself for being in a relationship with such a person, you must know something is amiss in your relationship. Listen to your gut and call it off before you cause yourself more pain and hurt.
9. He doesn’t include you in his plans
Most of the things he has been planning lately does not include or involve you. He has created his own world that has very little to do with you. You know it is time to move on.
10. He blames you for everything that goes wrong
Your partner comes down really hard on you for everything that goes wrong. He has stopped trusting you, and straightaway corners you before giving you a chance to speak.
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