- When you are away from your partner, you do not miss him or her.
- In fear of causing another fight, you refrain from talking about certain things.
- You do not feel that the other person “has your back”.
- Sex life is not fulfilling and may be non-existent.
- You two are not in-touch with the other person’s day to day life, some call it growing apart, and it feels like there is a distance now. You might remember a time when you two were closer, had inside jokes, and could finish each other’s sentences.
- Serious hurt has happened, like an affair; however, there has not been a real effort to “make up” or repair the damage that was done; things were swept under the rug.
- Life has become so busy that you two do not have time for each other,–not on purpose, but because of demanding jobs or taking care of the kids, basically putting the romantic part of your relationship on the back burner.
- You have lost respect for the other person.
- You feel that the other person is constantly criticizing you, or maybe you find yourself frequently criticizing the other person.
- The arguments have become so intense that you cannot control your temper or your words, resulting in damage that you did not intend.
Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC#51046
2603 Camino Ramon Suite 409
San Ramon, CA 94583
“Professional, Evidence Based Relationship Counseling Helping Couples Regain Intimacy and Satisfaction”