Even the strongest relationships can go through periods of disconnect. After all, most couples have to cope with stress from jobs, other family members, and the general responsibilities of adulthood, which can easily eat away into your “couple time.” On many days it can be difficult to make time for a five-minute conversation, let alone a serious heart-to-heart. But even if there are obvious signs you and your partner are disconnected, it does not necessarily mean your relationship is headed for doom. By reading the signs and correcting your course, you can once again face life as a more united front.
Of course, communication is the absolute number one factor in any relationship, so if you’re feeling adrift, speak up! It may just take a few minutes away from distractions for you to reconnect as a pair. Or, on a less positive note, it may indicate that life is pulling you in different directions and you need to rethink the relationship. Whatever the case may be, a few moments of honest communication can only help you both clarify where you stand in the relationship, and whether your needs are being met. Hopefully, these signs of disconnect are just a temporary blip in your line of communication.