While Valentine’s Day is all for love, emotions, chocolates, teddy bears and lovesick couples canoodling over café menus, it is also the day for breakups!
According to a story published in The Sun, V-Day might be all for love, but it has its fair share of heartbreaks as well.
Here are the seven signs to look out for so you won't be surprised if all that jazz leads to some heartbreak:
- He’s gone off the boil in the bedroom and has stopped caring if you have sex. Even when you try to entice him in various ways but he remains unfazed.
- He’s always been a cheapskate and with Valentine’s looming, you fear his trouser pocket’s tightening over his wallet. You want to dine out, he wants to order in pizza, or hand out with buddies.
- No Valentine’s Day surprise. Previous years he’s made some attempt to celebrate Valentine’s – a gift, a card, a surprise meal. But this year he hasn’t even noticed it looming. Let alone made any plans.
- He seems uneasy. It could be for some other reason, but if you haven’t been together that long - and his previous relationships have been short-term - this time of year can kill off a fledging relationship for someone with commitment issues.
- He’s juts not into it. When you hint the day of romance is ‘round the corner, he groans and rolls his eyes. In fact, he increasingly treats you with contempt when you make any suggestions about what you two should do.
- He hasn't bothered messaging over the crucial pre-Valentine’s week. He goes on the missing list and can’t bother to give you a good explanation.
- He's started talking about regrets like the opportunities he’s missed, the choices he has made, and the lads’ holiday he wished he’d gone on.
While, they might be signs of an impending doom, you could try out a few ways to bring the spark back before Valentine’s Day!
He might be going through some kind of stress and what’s needed is communication. Talk to him and ask if there is any issue. Sometimes a little encouragement helps people open up about worries.
Also, definitely do not go all clingy. That might actually drive him further away. Give him space, let him know you want to talk but do not bombard him.
Let him know the positives about what you share. Sometimes when in a ‘risky relationship period’ a partner focuses on the negatives. Innocently mention that fantastic weekend or holiday you two had last summer. Or tell him how much you love his support over your bullying boss. Get him focused on the good things and it might just work!