Is your relationship creaking along, with neither you nor your partner being satisfied? Does your relationship need a tune up? If you’re unsure of the answer, that may signal you need to rethink how your relationship works. However, here are a few signs that your relationship does need a tune up.
Do You Talk?
It’s important to stay in touch with your partner. Ask them how their day was, see if they have any amusing stories or just shoot the crap about a recent news story you heard. It doesn’t really matter what you talk about, as long as you still enjoy each other’s company. If you or your partner don’t talk very much, it’s likely your relationship needs a tune up.
Are You Restless?
In most relationships, couples tend to fall into a routine. Over time they forget what it was that attracted them to their partner in the first place. Restaurants, dancing, moonlit walks and candlelight become a distant dream.
If you’re feeling restless, irritable or as if you’re missing out on something, it might be time to reevaluate your relationship. It’s important for couples to continue to date, even though they have been together for months, years or decades. Give your relationship a tune up, by getting back to your romantic roots every now and again.
If you can’t even be in the same room as your partner without walking on eggshells or breaking a few eggs verbally, you may need a relationship tune up. Many couples avoid conflict by saving up real or perceived hurts, instead of being open and honest with one another. Over time, this leads to resentment and arguments.
It’s important to talk to your partner, and take each other’s feelings into consideration, even though you might not agree with them. Failing to do this is almost sure to lead to a relationship meltdown.
If you’re starting to look at other men or women, and wondering what it would be like to date them, your relationship needs a serious tune up. You need to figure out immediately why you’re feeling this way and fix it pronto, before your wandering eyes lead to infidelity.
If you recognize one or more of these signs in your relationship, it’s time to get a tune up before it’s too late. If you care about your partner, don’t let your relationship crash and burn.