Every couple goes through difficult times, but sometimes the situation is more serious than a simple losing streak. Here are four signs that you shouldn’t ignore.
Every relationship goes through difficult times; many times they solve themselves and you and your partner get on without any harm, perhaps you have even learned a thing or two from experience. Other times, however, those difficult moments are the beginning of a much more complicated stage. But how to recognize when it is like this?
Here are four key signs to watch out for to know if your relationship is just going through a rough patch, or if it’s something more serious.
1. Talk little or nothing
Each couple goes through stages where there is less talk, either due to changing work schedules or even because of a recent fight. But if they don’t talk to each other because you want to avoid the inescapable fight they will have or you just don’t want to include him more in the things you did during the day because you are annoyed with him, this is a great sign that they are going through something more than a bad streak.
2. Arguing over the same things over and over again
When couples argue, they often come to a resolution. It may not be right away, it may take a day or two, but they usually come to some kind of agreement. Arguing about the same things over and over again is a clear sign that your relationship is going through something more serious than a losing streak. They are not resolving their conflicts in a way that can heal the relationship. In fact, the arguments are probably causing more damage and trouble than they already had.
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3. Withdrawing emotionally
If you find yourself constantly pulling away from your partner, chances are they are going through more than just a slump. Couples who do well want to be together and include each other in the important things that happen to them. Emotionally distancing yourself from your partner prevents you from connecting with her and you deny her the opportunity to do the same with you. This is detrimental to the relationship and some studies show that it could even be the beginning of the end of your relationship.
4. Have resentment towards your partner
If you ever want your spouse to pay for everything they have done to you or are happy that something bad happened to them, this is a great sign that something is wrong in the relationship. In fact, if this ever happens to you, it’s time to see a marriage counselor urgently. Successful couples share their happiness, sadness, etc. with each other. They are not happy for the misfortunes of the other.
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Recognizing these signs in your marriage is a good way to know if you are going through a rough patch or if there is something more serious in your relationship. There are many things you can do when you recognize these signs to help you get out of that situation. Consult web pages, self-help books and ask for advice from your loved ones, who can help you overcome the challenges of your relationship; Also, remember that nothing can replace a good marriage and family therapist.
_Translated and adapted into Spanish by Miriam Aguirre from the original article in English 4 signs your relationship is in trouble by Aaron Anderson