You notice your partner has been distracted lately and you don't know why
Your strained relationship is causing you concern because the relationship gap keeps getting wider instead of the initial closeness you both had.
You notice your partner has been distracted lately and you don't know why. Here are 7 reasons compiled by Beliefnet which may be causing him to drift.
Boredom: Let’s keep it real. People get bored in relationships. Your man’s no exception. When there isn’t effort from both parties to engage in the relationship and to keep things fun and exciting, the mind will wander.
Emotional Infidelity: Couples often think of physical infidelity first when it comes to trust violations in the relationship, but often overlook emotional infidelity. Based on emotional intimacy, emotional affairs are one of the biggest threats to relationships and because they are often framed as innocent friendships, they aren’t always the easiest to detect. When there are problems in your relationship, your man may look to someone else to fill the void.
Lack of Communication: Communication is the main thread that keeps your relationship balanced. If there’s a major shift in communication and you and your man aren’t talking the way you did in the beginning of the relationship, it’s inevitable the relationship will begin to fall apart.
Little Compatibility: When you’ve been with someone for a long time or are past the honeymoon phase of the relationship, you or your partner may realize overtime that you have little compatibility or aren’t compatible at all. The minute your man realizes that you have little to nothing in common, drifting is inevitable.
Cheating: There’s no denying that cheating in any form will cause your man to drift. Cheating not only takes away from your relationship, it destroys trust, a key element to the success of any relationship.
Resentment (Suppressed): If there are issues that your man isn’t communicating to you related to unhappiness in the relationship, they can and will turn into resentments. This could be anything from ‘I want more’ to ‘I don’t want to be tied down anymore.’ If not discussed, it will only turn into dissatisfaction with the relationship.
Ongoing Arguments: When arguments are a constant, they will tear the relationship apart. While you may think you’re dealing with the confrontation by taking the issue head on, if the same things keep coming up with no set resolution, there’s an underlying issue that isn’t being dealt with. Whether you or your man is fueling the argument, ongoing arguments only hurt the relationship and if not dealt with in a positive, mutual way, will cause your man to drift.