If you’re in what seems like a serious and dedicated relationship and finally decide to say, “I love you,” only to have the other person’s response range anywhere from “thank you” to complete silence, your world will feel like it’s crumbling down. And now you start to wonder whether the other person is being as honest and open with you as you thought they were. But their inability to open up to you about their feelings should certainly make you think about things.
1. They profess their love more on social media and around friends than they do in private.
Posting picture after picture on Instagram showcasing what a great couple you are is a massive sign of insecurity. Additionally, if your partner is only nice and attentive to you when you’re out with friends, then that should be a red flag. Their affection shouldn’t stop when you’re home alone. So if the loving gestures stop and the silence begins behind closed doors, then your partner likes to put on an “affection show” for society to see.
It’s highly possible that your partner measures their happiness by the level of success of your relationship. So if people online comment on what a great couple you are, this is translated into happiness for them. And they think of your relationship as successful for as long as your online presence is perceived positively.
2. Your conversations are drier than the Sahara Desert.
8 Subtle Signs of Fake Love
A healthy, deep relationship requires both partners to be open to talking about themselves and the world around them. However, your partner doesn’t start a conversation unless they need something from you. And even when you try to initiate a discussion, they seem completely uninterested in what you say. There is absolutely no progression in subjects, and even the topics you touch on are super boring and short.