There might be moments in your relationship when you find yourself firmly in the grip of an unspoken fear. You tend to get anxious because you feel that your partner is growing aloof and somehow the spark is missing from your relationship. Of course this apprehension could be baseless sometimes because a person’s behaviour could change with time not only because of relationship issues but also because of other external factors. Before you jump to any conclusion, it’s better to observe and read the tell-tale signs:
He is averse to making any future plans
When you started dating or when you just got married, both of you would spend countless hours making plans for your future together. But of late you realise that your partner keeps mum whenever you want to discuss your future plans together. He even stops talking about taking the relationship to its next logical level.
He spends less and less time with you
Both of you have busy lives. But even if you make an effort to take time out of your hectic work schedule to make plans for dinner, movies or a vacation, your partner doesn’t reciprocate. Instead he keeps focusing on work and work alone.
He takes an inordinate amount of time to reply to messages
If you go to any online forum discussing relationship travails, this is frequently cited as an unmistakable sign of your partner disengaging. He is now taking time to respond to your messages or completely ignoring them. Mushy texts or even sexting seems to have become a thing of the past.
He starts finding fault
During those early days of your relationship or courtship, he would have loved all your follies and foibles. Of late he expresses annoyance and starts nitpicking.
He’s not too keen on lovemaking
If he starts taking sex to be a functional, everyday activity and not something to express love and intimacy, beware.