Sometimes, you can sense a breakup from a mile away. Other times, it might creep up on you. If you know the signs your relationship is falling apart, though, you may be able to see them soon enough to salvage it. Feeling less than satisfied in your relationship is normal once in a while and could be just a hiccup if it only lasts for a few days at a time. But if you notice one of them for several weeks, take note, says Barbara Neitlich, LCSW, author of Stop Dating Like a Teenager.
"Don't ignore it, as many people do, thinking that it will be magically resolved," she tells Bustle. "Communicate with your partner. Show interest in the change of behavior and be open to hearing why they have been acting the way that they have. Ask thoughtful questions, not in an attacking manner but in an inquisitive manner so that you are not immediately putting your partner on the defensive. If there is something going on, you want your partner to be able to openly discuss it with you." Rather than get angry, try to be curious about how your relationship could be improved and willing to work together on it.
According to Neitlich, these are all signs your relationship's on shaky grounds.