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Want To Avoid A BREAKUP? Read This!

By SYBIL SHIDDELL
April 21, 2023 12:25 IST
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Spending quality time together can help reignite the spark in your relationship, advises Sybil Shiddell, country manager-India for Gleeden, a discreet extra marital dating Web site.

Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com
 

Is there anything worse than feeling like your partner is no longer interested in you?

It can be incredibly confusing and heartbreaking to sense that your relationship might be cooling off without being able to pinpoint why.

The truth is, it's possible to prevent a breakup if you can pick up on the warning signs of waning interest early enough.

With a little bit of understanding and communication, you can even turn things around.

When it comes to your relationship, one thing is certain emotional distance is a warning sign of relationships losing interest.

Keeping an eye out for these warning signs can help you address issues before they become too serious.

1. Decreased conversation or communication

You find yourself initiating conversations or their responses start becoming shorter and less engaging.

 

2. More time apart

Your partner starts making excuses not to hang out that seem a bit far-fetched or avoiding spending time with you altogether.

 

3. Shifting topics

When you do have conversations, they tend to veer away from personal matters and subjects that might bring you closer together.

 

4. Lack of physical contact

Hugging, hand-holding, and cuddling become things of the past.

 

5. Abrupt changes in behaviour

Your partner experiences sudden mood swings which could indicate stress outside the relationship.

 

6. Putting Other Priorities First

If your partner suddenly starts making excuses for not spending time with you, then it's a clear sign that their interest in the relationship might be fading.

When it comes to relationships, burnout can have a big impact on intimacy and the bond between you and your partner.

If your partner is experiencing burnout, they may start to withdraw or become less interested in spending time with you.

This can be a sign that they're not feeling up to the commitments that come with a relationship, or they just simply don't have the energy for it.

The first step is to start a discussion about what's bothering your partner.

Openly talk about their current mental state and any signs of burnout that you've noticed in them.

Making sure your partner is comfortable opening up and discussing their feelings is essential for maintaining an intimate connection.

It's important to remember that even if your partner isn't feeling as intimate, it doesn't mean they love you any less, they just need some extra support and understanding right now.

Don't put too much pressure on yourself or your partner, try to find ways of enjoying each other's company while respecting everyone's limits.

 

Strategies to Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship

1. Communicate Openly and Honestly

Communication is key!

If your partner shares something with you, don't just brush it off or ignore it.

Be an active listener and try to understand where they're coming from.

Take the time to share your feelings too so your partner can better understand you.

 

2. Be Intentional About Quality Time

Spending quality time together can help reignite the spark in your relationship.

Put away all distractions like phones and tablets and just have a real conversation with one another without any outside noise.

This doesn't need to happen every day, but it should happen often enough that both of you feel appreciated and connected.

 

3. Show Gratitude and Appreciation

It's easy to take our relationships for granted, but it's important to show our partners how much we appreciate them.

A little goes a long way!

Showing gratitude for the things they do for us, even small gestures like making dinner or running an errand, can bring us closer together and make us feel more connected in our relationship.

 

4. Do Something New Together

Trying out new activities together can be a great way to strengthen the bond between you two while giving you both something fresh, exciting, and different to experience together!

Whether it's a weekend getaway or a visit to a local museum, injecting some novelty into your routine might be just what you need to take things up a notch in.

 

No matter what your situation is, don't be afraid to be honest and open with your partner.

If you feel that something isn't right and their behaviour is concerning, talk to them.

Ask the questions and be willing to compromise and make changes if necessary.

At the end of the day, if your partner is losing interest, you don't have to feel like you have failed or it's a reflection of you.

You are valuable and have the power to decide what is best for you.

Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

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