Falling in love can be wonderful, yet it's not always a permanent state. Despite your initial hopes and efforts, you may discover that after a year or two, the excitement has faded and a sense of dreary monotony has taken its place. It's not necessarily due to any fault of your partner's; you simply don't feel the same level of passion as before.
1. You never have anything to talk about
In a thriving relationship, you may feel that there's never enough time to express all that you want to share. However, in a deteriorating relationship, you may encounter the opposite scenario, where conversations abruptly come to a halt, leaving you struggling to avoid an uncomfortable silence.
2. You always seem to be too tired for sex
Previously, sexual intimacy was a source of energy for you, but presently it leaves you feeling depleted. At the end of a tiring day, your sole motivation to engage in sexual activity is to quickly retire to bed and fall asleep.
3. You start keeping an eye out for a "backup guy"
Encountering an attractive and eligible man may lead you to fantasize about what it would be like to pursue a relationship with him. Despite experiencing a slight sense of guilt, you may still feel a sense of relief that there are still some wonderful single men in the dating pool.
4. Your boyfriend's eccentricities used to be cute, but now they're just annoying
Initially, you found it endearing that he would conclude each text message with a string of five emojis, but now you are beginning to view it as slightly peculiar.
5. You feel like he just doesn't understand you
Although you attempt to articulate your feelings, he assures you that he comprehends, but you remain doubtful of his understanding. At times, it seems as though he is incapable of truly comprehending you on the profound level you had anticipated from a significant other.
6. Your communication isn't what it used to be
Previously, the mere sight of his name on the caller ID would make your heart race. However, presently, you hardly communicate on the phone, and even your text exchanges are brief and focused on practical matters rather than being philosophical and romantic.
7. You feel like you're just pretending sometimes
You may don a cheerful countenance, but your heart isn't always fully invested in the façade.
8. You don't miss him when he's gone
In reality, you feel a sense of relief when he cancels plans to spend the night out with his friends or when you have to go on a business trip for work.
9. You have nagging doubts
You can't precisely pinpoint what it is, but you have a sense that something essential is absent. It's possible that the small voice in your head is sensing something that your heart is hesitant to acknowledge.
10. You keep on coming up with reasons why you're not ready to take the next step in your relationship
Whether it's the decision to move in together, get engaged, or take another significant step in your relationship, you repeatedly find reasons to postpone it. However, perhaps there are deeper reasons for your hesitation. It's essential to reflect on what's causing your indecisiveness. The earlier you make your choice, the sooner you can progress.