It is very common for couples to experience small problems. Even that there are things that seem annoying to the other. Despite this, experts in the family and relationship field mention certain signs that are a problem and may indicate that your relationship is not working or is close to breaking down.


Signs that the relationship is not working detected by a therapist

Those signs can turn out to be a noticeable warning that your relationship is in jeopardy. In view of this, it is necessary to show the 9 problems that indicate a potential danger for couples. It is worth clarifying that these signs, along with others, can be detected simply by those involved in the relationship, and therapeutic support in some cases is optional, worse it can give better clues about the areas that must be worked on and what is possible. rescue.

1. Make critical and contemptuous comments

Making a comment to the partner criticizing a certain activity that they did or did not do, weakens the relationship. By doing this, the character of the other person is attacked, showing little love for them. Feeling that the partner does not do things well, or in the way that one wishes, can be a symbol of superiority.

One way to show contempt is to want to do everything, without counting on your partner, thinking that only then will they be successful. Even rolling your eyes, making fun of the other person’s gestures, also show non-verbal contempt. To make things better, striving to make positive comments to your partner during the day can be a great option.

2. Losing trust in partner

The biggest problem is when trust in the partner has been broken. If either of you has been deceived, it is very difficult to regain faith in the other person. If this is the case, whoever failed must be willing to do whatever it takes to regain the trust of their partner. To do this, you must speak the truth, be held accountable when necessary, and even lose some privacy.

3. Decrease touch and intimacy

A relationship is considered healthy and stable, when touch and intimacy are a basic element for the couple. For specialists, the main indicator is the frequency of the partner’s response to touch. The greater the correspondence of the touch, the greater the intimacy and satisfaction in both.

Avoid touch; Either crossing your arms, legs, or turning on your back is a bad sign in a relationship. An important reminder is to speak openly with your partner if it becomes noticeable that this problem is occurring, and try to rekindle intimacy.

4. Living together in constant fights

If there is no healthy communication, the relationship is very likely to decline. When there are constant fights that include; name calling, outbursts, and tantrums; the respect between the two has been lost. Even if violent attacks occur, experts recommend separating for the good of both of you.

5. Not expressing emotions

If feelings and emotions are not expressed in the couple, this could end the relationship. If instead of crying, getting angry or even yelling, he is cold in some situations , he has lost interest in his partner. Specialists recommend completely avoiding this attitude. To do this, you must make an effort to be more open and express your emotions, thoughts and feelings.

6. Prioritize other issues

Getting too involved with work, friends, hobbies, and other people; It will steal valuable time for the couple. Giving priority to those things, instead of the life partner will bring a lot of problems. It is best to put everything in its place, and give the other person the appropriate position.

7. Losing mutual interest

A warning sign is when the two of you no longer share some hobbies or hobbies, which you previously had in common. When they simply stop being best friends, the relationship stagnates and becomes routine.

8. Not feeling empathy towards the couple.

The most critical point in the relationship is when one stops feeling empathy for the other. It no longer matters the feelings and emotions of the other person. This leads to feeling loneliness and abandonment, which will make you seek to fill that void elsewhere, with another person.

9. Not wanting to improve the situation

When the problem is identified and either partner does not want to make the changes, it shows that they want to end the relationship or that they really do not feel the need to change. Many times they let the situation get worse to the point that the other makes the decision to break up with the relationship.

Therapists can clearly see these warning signs that the relationship is stagnant or at a point of no return, the orientation will be that both involved try to return to the origin that has united them and work together, when both cannot change or one of the two is not willing, there is not much more to talk about.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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