Do you find yourself becoming more and more distant from your partner? Do things that you once seemed to enjoy with your partner seem unexciting and irrelevant now? Do you find yourself losing interest in your relationship?
If yes, then you might not be in love with your spouse anymore. While discovering the fact can be shocking and distressful, here are four things you can do for a positive outcome:
Question your expectations
If you feel like you are out of love because the relationship is no more like it was on your wedding day, then understand that this is normal.
The excitement and chemistry that you experienced at the beginning can wane over time due to several reasons, children being one of them. Increased focus on children can make one of the partners feel neglected.
Seek expert help from a marriage counselor to understand what you’re really going through. This will prevent you from making a decision that you may regret later in life.
Do not think of seeking solace in an affair
An affair might seem exciting, especially at a time when your relationship seems to be rather unexciting. Realize that an act of infidelity is only going to make your connection more complex, and your relationship may not survive it.
If physical intimacy seems to be a problem in your relationship, remedy the situation by seeking expert help, and start rebuilding your relationship together.
Have an open conversation with your spouse
Make your feelings known to your spouse. If both of you feel strongly about giving your relationship a chance, then visit a professional ‘couple’s therapist. If you are not keen on rebuilding but your spouse is, then consider giving your relationship a shot.