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12 Warning Signs in a Relationship
By Cucan Pemo
No one wants to think that their relationship might be in
trouble, but when you start to understand the warning signs,
you will be better able to prevent problems from becoming
too complicated or heartbreaking.
By looking for the follow twelve signs, you will begin to
understand just where your relationship may be cracking and
run to get the tools to hold it together.
1) Lack of interest
When your partner begins to stop paying attention to you
when you talk about your day or fails to ask about things
that you have been doing, you might want to look at the
health of your relationship. While partners can become
distracted every now and then, partners that suddenly cut
off communication and continue to do so are signs of
If your partner begins to give you reason after reason that
they are bored, but refuses to do anything about it, you
might be having relationship troubles. A partner that isn't
willing to change the way that they feel or talk to you
about why they're feeling bored might be hiding another
Everyone gets into a routine at some point or another, but
when you aren't making any efforts to change that rut, you
are heading into dangerous waters. Relationships need
newness and change in order to remain exciting, and when the
appeal of such newness diminishes, that is a sign.
4) Late hours
When your partner is suddenly working longer hours without
any explanation as to why, you might want to ask him, or
her, what is going on in your partnership. Again, it could
just be that they are distracted with their work, but some
people like to hide in their profession, so it never hurts
Catching someone in a lie shows that your communication is
breaking down in your relationship, which is also a sign
that your relationship construct is faltering. You need to
be able to feel as though you can talk to each other
honestly. When this trust is something that you begin to
question, it is a definite sign that something is not right.
6) Harsh criticism
A partner that begins to criticize you for every little
thing that you do might be trying to signal that they are
less than happy with your current relationship. Instead of
talking about it in a constructive way, they are letting you
know by throwing their frustration onto you. While this
isn't fair or even called for, it is a sign that you might
have bigger problems.
7) Less communication
If you used to talk all the time, and now suddenly you
don't, this can be a sign of a relationship problem. Being
a couple means that you continue to share with each other
and grow along with each other. When one person cuts off
this dialog, you can create a distance bother emotionally
and physically. And in this distance can grow discontent.
8) More time away from home
Just as with the increase in work hours, partners that
suddenly take up a lot of interests outside of the home may
be signaling that they are not happy. Even if they're not
seeking out other partners, suddenly wanting to be apart for
longer and longer periods is not a sign of happiness.
9) Unwillingness to admit that there are problems
When you find that your partner is exhibiting some of these
signs and yet they insist that nothing is wrong, that can be
a sign that they are not willing to confront the problems
that you are having and might be trying to distance
10) Caution from friends
Sometimes, those people on the outside of our relationship
can see tings more clearly than we can within the context of
the relationship. In these cases, when your friends start
to tell you that something is wrong, take the time to listen
to them. They could be right.
11) Signs of affairs or cheating
Needless to say, when your partner is showing signs or
telling you about affairs, your relationship is lacking in
some manner. Going to someone else for emotional support is
the main cause of affairs and indicative of not feeling
trusted or cared for by their partner - even if the partner
is doing nothing wrong.
12) Lack of intimacy
When your bed becomes just a place to sleep, when it used to
be quite active, you can almost guarantee that there are
other problems going on. Sex is something that conveys
intimacy and trust between partners, so when it's suddenly
missing, it's a sign of problems.
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Posted by Jessica Watts at 5:08 PM