Having your partner fall in love with someone else a fear shared by both in a relationship.
It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re cheating on you, but sometimes emotional cheating can be even worse.
Here are a few signs your boyfriend doesn’t just have feelings for you. From time to time in a relationship, you may notice that your boyfriend is behaving differently. There could be a number of reasons why this may be happening, but one explanation for his strange behavior may be the fact that he’s got a crush on someone.
Of course, there are instances when having a crush is harmless. One of those instances is when your man is crushing on a movie star or model. But when his eyes alight on someone who could possibly reciprocate his feelings, that’s when trouble can start to brew.
1. They Aren’t As Thoughtful And Affectionate
The first sign that your partner could be falling for someone else is a distancing from you. Their distance can be of types. For example, sex may be less frequent than it used to be. They may not go completely cold, but something about their, touch, or hug may feel off. Their distance may even show in the way speak to you.
2. They Casually Mention Another Person
When you’re excited about someone, it’s normal to keep bringing up all the little things they said or did. Many times, its repeatedly. “If your partner is constantly having someone else on their mind, they may start bringing them up in conversation whenever they’re reminded of them,” Jeannie Assimos, Chief of Advice at eharmony. It may not catch your attention. In a healthy relationship, your partner always has friends you don’t know. But if you keep hearing someone’s name being brought up, it may be time to pay attention to.
3. They Get Easily Irritated With You
“Spending intimate time with a partner you aren’t actually interested in any more will get frustrating after a while,” Assimos says. If your partner has feelings for someone else, spending time with you may start to feel like a burden. They may lose their patience and get frustrated with you more easily or get mad for small things.
4. Your Gut Is Telling You That Something Is Off
You should always go with your gut. If you feel like they’re distracted you could be right. “It could just be a passing interest,” Seiter says. “Having a gut feeling isn’t really proof that they’re cheating. It could simply mean they’re noticing other people”, says Chris Seiter, relationship consultant, and breakup specialist.
5. He Lacks Enthusiasm
Your boyfriend doesn’t seem thrilled to be spending time with you, he may be subconsciously wanting to be somewhere else or with someone else. It’s hard to fake the want to be with someone when you’re hung onto someone else. Also, most guys pretend like they’re still happy with you when there’s someone else on their mind.
6. Small Gestures Cease
There are small gestures couples do for one another, in any good relationship. Maybe that is getting you flowers or anything alike. Maybe he cooks on Saturday morning. Whatever those gestures are, if they stop, it could be a sign that your boyfriend has feelings for another woman. Of course, don’t be too quick to overreact. It’s possible he’s just getting lazy. However, if a guy is focused on someone else, you are not the one he’s thinking of.
7. He Stops Sharing
If your boyfriend is no longer sharing important details of his day or willing to talk about anything serious, it’s maybe a possibility he’s having those talks with someone else.
Once at your conclusion, it may be time for you to address the situation by confrontation.
BY LAKSHYA LAW | DKODING MEDIA