Signs When Someone is Unhappy in Your Relationship

When one person in your relationship is unhappy, it shouldn’t be ignored. Today’s divorce rate is staggering. More couples than ever before are forgoing their vows in favor of divorce rather than working through their issues. Even though there are very valid reasons for divorce – think abuse and criminal activity – too many people pay so little attention to their spouse that they don’t realize they are unhappy. When your partner is unhappy, it’s time to focus on your marriage before it’s too late. Here are three signs your partner might be unhappy.

He’s Always Distracted

If your partner comes home and immediately looks for a million other things to do to distract him instead of paying attention to you and your relationship, it could signal his unhappiness. For example, when you used to cuddle and spend time recapping your days together but now you both sit down and play on your phones while catching up on TiVo’d episodes of Dancing with the Stars, it’s a sign something is wrong.

Change in Response

There used to be a day when your partner answered your questions with real answers and you actually carried on conversations. Today, however, he spends his time answering you in monosyllables or gesturing with a shrug. What this means is that he might be unhappy. If your relationship isn’t worth the effort to actually converse with one another, there are problems.

Closeness Disappears

When you are no longer a couple who holds hands or cuddles, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Of course, the newness and excitement that comes with the beginning of your relationship does wear off over time, but if you can’t even remember the last time you hugged or gave one another more than just perfunctory hello or goodbye kiss on the cheek, it could signal further problems.

Try talking to your partner to see where you each stand. If you’re already married, chances are that you need to work harder to make your marriage work. There’s always room for improvement before you simply give up for good.


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