Signs Your Relationship Is In Trouble

The Angry Therapist
4 min readJan 23, 2024

If you find yourself in a troubled relationship, there are several steps you can take to address the situation. First and foremost, it’s important to reflect on what you can do to repair the relationship. Consider if there are any actions you can take to improve the dynamic and if there are changes you can make about yourself without compromising your own truth. Remember, you are only half of the relationship, so it’s essential to assess what is within your control and what is not.

But when it comes to recognizing signs that your relationship is in trouble, it’s important to pay attention to various indicators. Here are a few things to watch out for:

  1. You don’t feel like yourself: If you notice that you’ve lost touch with who you are or that the things you once loved about yourself have faded away, it could be a sign that your relationship is not nurturing your true self. This can happen gradually, so it’s important to be aware of any changes in your sense of identity. Ask yourself, are you drifting away from who you truly are in this relationship? Do you no longer like or respect yourself anymore? Feeling invisible, powerless, or hollow can also be red flags.
  2. Lack of communication about feelings: If there is a lack of open and honest communication about emotions and feelings between you and your partner, it can create a disconnect and hinder the growth of the relationship. It’s crucial to have conversations about your emotions and create a safe space for both of you to express yourselves.
  3. Emotional triggers: Strong emotional reactions that arise in response to your partner or relationship interactions can be a sign of underlying issues. These triggers may be tied to past experiences or personal insecurities. It’s important to explore and understand these triggers to address them effectively.
  4. Loss of self-care and neglecting your needs: If you find that you have compromised your own well-being and neglected your needs in order to make the relationship work, it’s a sign that something may be amiss. A healthy relationship should support personal growth and fulfillment, not require sacrificing your own happiness.
  5. Lack of passion and routine-based relationship: When the relationship feels more like a routine and lacks passion, it may…



The Angry Therapist

Author of “I Used To Be A Miserable F*CK” and “Single. on Purpose.” IG: theangrytherapist