Relationships all start at different places and may end in different places as well. When you’re in a long term relationship, it is often hard to see when the relationship has run it’s course. There are a few things that should be warning signs to let you know the relationship is in danger, but sometimes it is hard to accept. It is possible to save a failing relationship if you catch it before it reaches the breaking point. These signs are almost indicative of a failing relationship.
Sex Becomes Infrequent And/Or Stops
While sex should never be the basis of a relationship, it is an important part of it. While certain things in your daily life might put sex off, it should never just end. The infrequency should not be a big deal, unless it becomes less and less frequent. If you go a week or two, you shouldn’t really worry. If it becomes a problem after a few weeks, you should talk to your partner and find out what you can do to fix the issue.
This is a huge problem! Communication is what makes the relationship run. If you stop talking to each other, what is the point of “being together” anymore? If you notice your partner taking interest in something other than having a conversation with you, you need to try to talk to him/her. Lack of communication can cause mixed signals and create more problems.
You Don’t Go Out As A Couple Anymore
If you aren’t attending events (family functions, work parties, friends outings, etc) as a couple anymore, this may be a sign your partner has given up. It is understandable if your partner is working or had a prior commitment, but just not attending something with you is unacceptable. You need to stop this before it gets out of control by having a conversation with your partner.
Your Partner Stops Coming Home
This is a huge deal. Obviously this only applies if you are living together. If your partner stops coming home or starts staying out late without you, it is time to have a serious look at this relationship. While they may not be cheating, they are still disrespecting you. This is probably the most important warning sign for a troubled relationships.
You Are Constantly Fighting
While a little bickering is normal in relationships (especially between partners that have been together for year), fighting all the time is not normal. If you and your partner are fighting more and more, chances are you are getting tired of one another. You shouldn’t be fighting about things daily, it is not healthy, You need to take a step back and evaluate the situation as a whole. Be careful the arguments don’t escalate into violence, as sometimes the words are just a gateway to more.