If you are questioning as to whether or not the relationship you are in is one you should stay in, then keep reading on to find out the ways you can tell if you are in an unhealthy relationship. All good relationships are based on the person’s ability to relate as well as communicate with one another. But once the ability to relate and communicate with one another goes away because of the day to day circumstances and pressures, this is when things can take a turn for the worst.
2 Signs That Your Relationship is Failing
Every relationship expert, psychologist, dating coach, matchmaker etc. will tell you that the very first step to a successful relationship is communication. Nothing builds a healthier relationship than proper communication. If you both lack effective communication as a couple due to anger, distance, grudges, misunderstanging etc, then you will miss out on a happy and fulfilling relationship. Imagine pouring your heart and soul out to your partner only to have them meet you with hurtful words and even worst of all a blank stare! It is very hard to be in a situation where somebody refuses and resists listening to you and considering your emotional needs. The first step to fixing anunhealthy relationship is to first analyze if its even worth fixing. Go back in time with where you both started in order to talk things out and figure out where you both went wrong.
The second way to tell if you are in an unhealthy union is through your lost bond. Emotional distance is a big factor within any healthy relationship and ultimately you want the distance to be as little as possible. The bond between a couple is a major ingredient of their happiness, most happy couples typically have very miniscule emotional distance ( hey, relationships are not perfect). In order to feel content and secure in what you have, you need to be able to trust the other person with your sentiments, thoughts and emotions. Nowadays with the rise of social media sites, longer working hours and increased socializing, the emoitional distance between many couples is growing in size. The leading cause of emotional infidelity or infidelity in general is the decrease of or the lack of an emotional connection. It is thus best to share your feelings and thoughts with your partner if you want your relationship to last through the good and the bad.
Lack of Intimacy
Intimacy is a major part of any healthy relationship. And getting stuck in the rut of an unhalthy union can really kill your intimacy as a couple. Pain, disillusionment and suffering are all symptoms of a relationship that lacks intimacy. If a couple does not have intimacy within their relationship, then this will tear them further away from each other as the relationship becomes deprived of the one main ingredient that holds most successful relationships together (think of it as the egg that keeps the dough together).
Even though by reading the above you realize that as a couple you are less than perfect, keep in mind that if you believe you have something great, it will be worth the fight. Perhaps the bond you once had together can be revived with time and work. It is never too late to repair a lost connection.