What are the 10 signs that will tell you if your relationship is failing

Why is it that some relationships be changed and some cannot?  There is not just one answer, but a lot of factors need to be in place.  Timing is one of these factors.  You need to get help while you still care enough to invest the time and commitment to make the changes necessary to save your relationship.  No one is in love all the time, but if most of the time, things are good and you feel that your partner genuinely cares and is well intentioned; then the little annoyances and aggravations can be worked on and managed.

You need to ask yourself why you are still in the relationship.  If you can honestly answer that you still love your partner and are happy with him, most of the time, then it is worthwhile to stay and work on the relationship.  If, on the other hand, the only reasons you can come up involve feeling to guilty to leave, you can't afford to leave, are afraid of being alone or are “staying for the kids", then you have already detached and left the relationship emotionally and are just waiting for the details to be worked out.

The average person can take up to 5 years to actually leave.  That is a long time to be unhappy, feeling resentful, stuck and alone.  What if instead of just tolerating your situation you took some steps to see if you could improve it.  Obviously, if there are problems in a couple relationship, it is ideal to go for couple counseling, but you would be surprised how much it can help even going yourself.  On your own, you can improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.  You can learn how to set boundaries, express your needs calmly and find constructive ways for dealing with your frustrations.  These tools can make a huge difference in your life and will have a positive ripple effect in your relationships.

Here are some signs that will tell you if your relationship is at serious risk of ending:

  1. Every conversation seems to end in a fight
  2. You can't remember the last time you enjoyed being together
  3. One or both of you show increasing disrespect for each other
  4. Sexual intimacy is low or nonexistent
  5. You don't sleep in the same bedroom
  6. You feel contempt for your partner or from your partner
  7. You do not trust your partner anymore
  8. You are happier when you are alone then with your partner
  9. You are repelled or repulsed by any demonstration of affection
  10. You feel emotionally detached from the relationship

If you have not reached this level yet, there is till hope.  Don't wait until it's too late.

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