2 WARNING SIGNS YOUR PARTNER IS SECRETLY UNHAPPY
1. YOU NOTICE CHANGES IN YOUR PARTNER’S BEHAVIOR
You find out that your partner has bought a video game console and they have never showed an interest in video games before. Your partner is showing changes in their weight, either up or down. Your partner is dressing in a different or younger style than they used to.
These types of changes can be warning signs that your partner is secretly unhappy and also looking to make a relationship change. Adapting their style, behavior, grooming, or hobbies to someone else’s preferences might be what your partner is doing.
Your partner’s change in behavior might not be a sign of them finding another romantic partner, but clearly they felt the need for a change.
If they are moody, trying to get you to change, spending more time alone or spending more time with other people, you should definitely take it as a warning sign that your partner is secretly unhappy.
Emotional cheating is one way that your partner can withdraw from you. Emotional cheating, cyber cheating, virtual affairs; these are all real possibilities if your partner is not available to you. Your partner is sharing their feelings, thoughts, and attention with someone who is not you.
Many people see this as a betrayal that will lead to the end of a relationship, even if there was no sex involved with the online person involved. Researchers who look at online relationships and real relationship believe that “online relationships have a certain seductive appeal which in some ways could be potentially more damaging to an offline relationship than an offline affair .” The feeling of betrayal comes from knowing that your partner is sharing things with someone else that they did not share with you.
Your partner may also be unavailable emotionally to you. When you ask how they’re doing, they respond with “Fine.” Not wanting to communicate and the lack of emotional connection to you are warning signs that your partner is secretly unhappy.