There’s nothing quite like the feeling of falling in love, which is why falling out of love is also a whirlwind of emotions. But as the saying goes, it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
As another saying goes, though, breaking up is hard to do. It’s also a necessary evil when you simply don’t love someone the way you once did. If you find yourself teetering between staying in your relationship, and calling it quits, you very well may be falling out of love with your partner.
1. You’re growing apart
Clearly, people who are in love with their partner are closest to them. It’s the falling out of love, however, that estranges one person from the other. While growing apart can take many different forms, Psychology Today describes it this way: “Falling out of love involves a gradual loosening of pair-bonding energies focused on your partner, and reinvestment of these energies elsewhere.” That said, if your attention has shifted onto something, or someone else, it’s time to reassess your relationship.