You come home after a long day, you see your partner, but you don’t say anything more than “hi” to each other. Something hilarious happened at lunch, but you don’t see the point in sharing it with your partner. You sit down to dinner, but have nothing to say to one another.
You find yourself thinking, “How did this happen? Is this normal? This can’t be what a relationship is supposed to be like…”
Well guess what? Not only has 90% of our Instagram audience admitted to growing apart in a relationship, but 1 in 3 of them are going through it right now.
Growing apart is so scary. You can’t understand how this happened, especially because you used to be so close. You wonder if you’ve already drifted too far to fix it. You’re afraid of the possibility of breaking up.
If you’ve ever found yourself feeling more alone with your partner than without, or if you miss them even when they are right next to you, then you HAVE to listen to this episode.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Some of the subtle (and not so subtle) signs there could be a problem
- What it means to grow apart
- How to start rebuilding intimacy
Here’s a glance at this episode:
[6:34] The benefits of heeding the warning signs
[9:29] Do any of these situations ring a bell?
[18:02] The fallout that comes with growing apart
[19:18] “This is just something that is happening to us”
[22:37] Debunking the goalpost mindset
[26:35] As you grow and change, so should your relationship
[33:05] “How do you get it back?”
[39:12] Listener Question #1: Is intimacy purely sexual?
[40:59] Listener Question #2: How to give a partner space while growing as a couple?
[44:09] Listener Question # 3: How do you even bring up the reconnection question?