It's not uncommon for people to wish they knew exactly what their partner was thinking, whether that be about if they really don't care where you go for dinner tonight or about bigger things, like if they see a future in your relationship. And although it can be difficult to know with absolute certainty without them telling you what's going on inside their head, there are some subtle signs your partner has one foot out the door that, if you notice more and more of them creeping into your relationship, might be cause for some concern.
Ultimately, for the most part, what it comes down to is that when established routines, behaviors, and patterns start to change, that's something that you might want to pay a bit more attention to, experts say. That doesn't necessarily mean that you need to bring it up the first time your partner says or does something differently, but waiting and hoping it'll just go away probably isn't actually going to do you a lot of good either. Addressing your concerns with your partner and determining next steps — whether that's looking for a counselor to help you move through things, deciding that it's time for your relationship to end, or working through it between the two of you — can help you you move forward and reassure you that you know what's really going on in your own relationship.