When we are in a relationship, our partner becomes one of the most (if not THE most) important parts of our life. The honeymoon phase keeps us in a blissful bubble, and the following months slowly cement our relationship into a stable constant that can go on for months, years and if we are lucky, an entire lifetime.
Things become more complicated when our partners are unhappy. Many people think that sadness, grief and anger aren’t always things we must show to our partner. It could be because they doubt their own feelings, or they don’t know how to express themselves, or just because they don’t want to tip a good thing towards dangerous waters. Whatever the reason could be, it is NEVER a good thing when a partner is silently unhappy about something. Below are some signs that you and your partner need to talk about how he/she is feeling:
1. Lack Of Communication
The first symptom of unhappiness comes with less talking.
2. Increased Anger And Irritation
When you notice your partner getting set off for small things, such as reacting with extreme anger because their coffee had less sugar, it is time to address the issues. Your partner could also be quite cranky about the things around them, or the things that you do.
This could also have to do with the person’s general life situation (your partner might have been demoted and she’s taking
3. Short Replies To Messages
If you were the type of couple that looked forward to any type of message, call or email from each other throughout the day and there is sudden lack of interest on the other end, you need to approach your partner about it. Keep in mind your partner’s schedule or other commitments before doing this, because it isn’t always intentional in those cases. However, if the content of the replies seems distant and curt, or the pattern continues without external commitments for a long time, it may be time to talk about the important things.
4. Fights Over Trivial Things
There are some fights that need to be fought, but some are plain silly. For
Everyone needs their own space in a relationship, but if your partner is spending too much time away from you, and making excuses to not spend time with you, it could mean a red flag. You could be noticing that your partner is going out of the house alone much too often, or that she wants to read a book in another room instead of your daily ritual of watching Netflix together for many days in a row, or that he is on his phone throughout a dinner date. These signs may not be anything of
6. Lack Of Intimacy
Finally, a lack of intimacy and affection can be a dangerous sign that your relationship is on the rocks. Having little to no sex for weeks, a lack of cuddling and kissing, and even a lack of sharing a bed together can be a blaring red sign that things are falling apart. At this point, you might need to talk about how the relationship can be saved, and how both of you can play a part in repairing the damage done by each other. Sometimes, moving away from each other could do you good, but more often, putting in the effort to do the small things for each other can salvage and save a once thriving relationship.