Falling in love is easy to do – our minds and hearts just seem to be wired for love, and everything that comes with it. But what happens when you find yourself falling out of love? Who’s to blame, and is it possible to tip the scales back in your favour? We’ve gotten some expert feedback and assembled the top ten reasons why you find yourself falling OUT as easily as you fell IN when it comes to love.
The spark is gone and the relationship has gotten stale
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Distance makes the heart grow (less) fond
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Complacency leads to cracks in the relationship
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A lack of understanding when it comes to successfully building a partnership
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A lack of alone time together
Failing to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
One of Dr. Harley’s basic concepts has to do with what he refers to as “radical honesty.” Of the critical role that honesty plays in a successful relationship, he says: “Honesty is the only way that you and your spouse will ever come to understand each other. Without honesty, the adjustments that are crucial to making each other happy and avoiding unhappiness cannot be made.”
The rose-coloured glasses have come off
Having a realistic idea of who your partner is and what it is you can expect from them in a long-term relationship will help you build a solid foundation, avoiding the shock and inevitable disappointment that comes from discovering your SO cannot live up to the unfair expectations you’ve set for them.
A sex life that fizzles, not sizzles
Physical contact may not always come naturally, and often we tend to settle into our daily routines and come home to our significant others too exhausted from the day to stir up the energy to engage with them physically. A healthy sex life, and for that matter all loving physical contact in a long-term relationship, takes effort and intention. But by making the effort, you are pro-actively working to keep that flame burning and grow the passion and intimacy between you and you partner.