Most relationships can have their ups and downs. But how do you tell if you are simply going through a “down” phase or if your significant other is losing interest? Today, we are here to share some signs your SO could be losing interest – and some tips for dealing with them.
They Make Plans Without Including You
We are not saying that you and your SO aren’t allowed to do your own thing, but when your partner plans their week and doesn’t include you, it could be a sign they are losing interest.
What Can You Do: Communicate with your partner that you feel excluded. Suggest planning something fun together to bring excitement to the relationship again.
They Are Always in a Mood
It is normal to get irritated with your significant other. But if they are seemingly always in a “mood” around you, it might signify they are losing interest in the relationship.
What Can You Do: If your partner gets annoyed with you for no reason, ask them why they are acting this way. Tell them what you have noticed their mood has shifted and how it makes you feel.
They Don’t Text or Call as Much as They Used To
It’s normal for people to go through periods when they are super busy and don’t have as much time to text and call. But if this is constantly happening, it may be a sign of losing interest.
What Can You Do: Tell your partner you have noticed they are texting or calling you less. Be honest and tell them that those actions make you feel closer to them.
You Haven’t Been Intimate in a While
If you used to get it on every night, and now your intimacy has dissipated, it might be that your partner is losing interest.
What Can You Do: Once again, communication is crucial. Talk to your partner and tell them that you have noticed that your sex life has changed. Be open about how often you would like to be intimate during the week and find a happy medium.
You Feel Like They Don’t Support You
Supporting your partner through their victories and hardships can be challenging, but someone who is losing interest in the relationship may not make an effort to support you when you need it the most.
What Can You Do: Remind your partner that you appreciate what they do for you. (Something like, “I really like when you bring me flowers after a hard day. It makes me feel supported.”) If your partner doesn’t step up their game, they may be losing interest.
They Refuse to Talk About the Future
Yes, it is great to live in the moment, but if your SO doesn’t want to talk about the future of your relationship, this is sadly a red flag that can mean they are no longer interested.
What Can You Do: Decide if you are happy to live in the moment and take each day as it comes. If uncertainty kills you, talk to your partner and see if you can somehow find a compromise. If not, it may be time to go your separate ways.
Feeling like your significant other is losing interest can be heartbreaking. We hope you never experience this, but if you feel like something is off in your relationship, these signs can help you figure out what is going on. And remember, communication is key!