7 Signs You’re Ignoring The Problems In Your Relationship

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When you're happy and in love, it can easily blind you to the problems in your relationship. If you believe that your relationship is going well, it can come as a complete shock to you when your partner tells you that they're no longer feeling it. There's nothing wrong with being positive about your relationship and where it's headed. But if you're too optimistic about your relationship, experts say, a lot of things can go wrong.

"If you are too optimistic about your relationship, you can start to take your relationship for granted," Katie Leikam, LCSW, therapist and owner of True You Southeast, tells Bustle. It becomes easy to forget that relationships take work every day. But relationships need "tune up and maintenance." Without it, she says, your relationship isn't going to last.

It's easy to believe that things will last forever when things are going good. But the danger in thinking this way is you stop being fully present in your relationship. According to Leikam, you may not be in tune to your partner's feelings and emotions, which can slowly break the relationship down without you realizing it. So here are some subtle signs that you may be dangerously optimistic about your relationship, according to experts.