Couples have great intentions as the relationship begins. IT is all shiny and new and the time spent with each other is enjoyable and treasured. All relationships take work. Plants need water, soil, and sun, just as relationships need attention, communication, and respect. Sometimes things get difficult and communication disappears. Here are some warning signs that it may be time to talk or seek the advice of a couple’s therapist.
You or your partner’s opinions don’t matter anymore. If you could care less about what your partner thinks, feels, or needs, than it is time to address the situation. Often times one partner feels as if they are being neglected, which can result in them not caring because their partner didn’t put forth the effort to care either. Address your concerns with this issue before it spirals further.
The arguing becomes non-existent. If the couple goes from arguing all the time (which is another warning sign,) to none at all, this is another red flag. The arguing stops because the partner(s) have chosen to walk away rather than address the situation. Constantly fighting can be dangerous, but leaving issues unresolved will only widen the gap between the two.
These issues are serious and alert you that your relationship is in trouble. Couples therapy can assist in the breakdown and healing processes, as you both learn how to communicate and react in healthy ways. When both parties are aligned and contributing to the relationship, these red flags will disappear and will enable your relationship to continue.