There should be a balance between shared activities and those you experience on your own. You must maintain your own identity, or one partner will start to feel suffocated. Especially if you rely solely on them for your happiness. In a healthy relationship everyone needs their own “me time.” This not only helps maintain your own identity, but gives your partner a chance to miss you.
– You’re the Last to Know
Think how you would feel if you were talking to one of your friends and they asked you how your partner’s new job is going. And you had no idea that your partner had changed jobs. Your relationship is on shaky ground if you constantly find that you’re the last person to know about things going on in your relationship. Once your partner no longer values your opinion or takes your feelings into consideration when making major decisions, they have one foot out the door. If nothing else this will most likely lead to arguments and fights that may eventually end the relationship.
– Person Hygiene Takes a Back Seat
Just because you are no longer in the dating phase of your relationship, is no reason to neglect your appearance. Not only does this tell your partner that you no longer care what he or she thinks about how you look, it says a lot about how much you value yourself.