7 Easy-To-Miss Physical Gestures That Mean Your Partner May Be Losing Interest

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When you notice changes in your partner's behavior, it can be cause for concern. Although they're not saying anything out loud, sometimes you can just feel like your partner is losing interest. According to experts, you should pay close attention to that feeling as it can clue you into what your partner is really thinking.

"[Most] of our communication is through body language," Alison Henderson, body language expert and founder of Moving Image Consulting tells Bustle. "The body doesn’t lie because we have no control over our subconscious gestures like we can control what we speak. So your partner may be saying one thing. But if the body is telling a different story, believe the body."

If you've been with your partner for some time, you should know what's common for them in terms of their body language and what's not. According to Henderson, this is called their body language baseline. "When they do something different, it is a huge clue that something has changed for them," she says.

Body language is important to pay attention to because people aren't typically aware that they're doing anything differently. "They may stammer and change their verbal story with no clue that their nonverbal behavior is broadcasting something else," Henderson says. It's important to remember not to jump to conclusions though — if your partner is sending you mixed messages, your best bet is to talk to them about it.

Sometimes these changes may seem obvious, and sometimes not so much. So here are some easy-to-miss signs that your partner may be losing interest, according to body language experts.