If there's anything I've learned from almost 30 years of watching friends and family navigate the terrain that is marriage, it's that things don't always wind up like you planned. All of those things you loved about your spouse when you first fell in love can wind up being the things that irritate you most about your spouse after you've been married for a little while. According to relationship counselor and psychologist Elisabeth Graham, there are a few surefire signs you're embarrassed by your spouse.
"Feelings of embarrassment can manifest themselves in different ways," Graham tells me in an interview. "But there are a few very obvious ways people manifest those feelings when they're embarrassed of their spouse." Graham goes on to say that usually, feeling embarrassed of your spouse means that there are greater issues at hand in your marriage, and that these red flags can often mean that there is a crack in your marital foundation. If you notice you or your partner partaking in any of the following behaviors, Graham recommends sitting down and communicating with your partner. "Communication with your partner can solve most problems that arise in any partnership," says Graham. Tackling your issues together is what marriage is all about, says Graham. Even when you're feeling embarrassed by your spouse.