Are you dating an introvert?
Sometimes it can get really tricky to figure out what is going on in their minds.
If you feel like your relationship has not been too good lately.
There are 11 signs an introvert wants to break up:
1) They don’t share much about themselves or their life with you
You see, introverts may seem shy or introverted, but it’s really just that they don’t want to share too much.
However, when in a successful relationship, introverts want to share about themselves a little bit.
If you feel like you don’t have a lot in common with your introverted partner anymore, it can be tough to keep the relationship going.
They may seem like a great person, but they may not always be available for conversations or might prefer to stay in their own world.
If you notice that your introverted partner is not as dedicated to conversations as they used to be, it could be time to break up.
2) They start to withdraw emotionally from the relationship
It’s not always easy for introverts to let go of a relationship, but it’s usually easier for them to do so when they withdrew emotionally beforehand.
If your partner seems like they’re not as interested in the relationship as they used to be, it might be worth considering whether or not there is something else out there for them.
Withdrawing emotionally is something that is very hard for the other partner.
All of a sudden, it feels like you’re alone in the relationship.
Trust me, this is a huge sign that something isn’t working in the relationship anymore.
3) They suddenly become even more withdrawn and avoid social activities
If you notice that your introverted partner suddenly becomes much more shy and inactive, it might be time to have a talk.
This can be a sign that the introvert is feeling ready to end the relationship.
They may be struggling more with social interactions than usual and feel overwhelmed by all the socializing.
However, that’s not always the case and it might be just another period of their withdrawal from social activities.
Now you probably wonder how can you tell whether an introvert actually wants to break up with you or they just have another moment of withdrawal.
Well, something that might help can be receiving personalized guidance from a professional relationship coach.
Relationship Hero is a site where highly trained relationship coaches help people navigate complex and difficult love situations, like being unable to understand an introvert person’s feelings.
To be honest, last time I was struggling to understand how my partner truly felt about our relationship. I thought that he was going to break up with me. However, the coach I spoke to convened me that he just needed time to resolve some personal matters.
And guess what?
After a week, my partner started to grow even closer to me.
Maybe that’s something that is happening to your relationship as well. That’s why I suggest receiving personalized advice from those professional coaches.
4) They stop talking about their feelings
Introverts often don’t share their feelings very easily, so you may not know what they’re thinking in general.
However, once they stop talking about their feelings, it might be a sign that they’re not content in the relationship.
If introverts stop talking about their feelings, it might be time to start thinking about your relationship and whether you are both still happy in it!
5) They seem to have a hard time making decisions for themselves
This is because they have a hard time making decisions in general.
When an introvert starts to struggle with decisions even more, it could be because something major is on their mind: whether or not they should break up.
There is a good chance that this relationship was not meant to be and this introvert is looking for a new challenge.
6) They stop doing little things for you
Introverts usually like to do things for their partners in an attempt to show their affection.
This means they might do things for you like filling your fridge with groceries, taking care of the house, or helping with the laundry.
Once they stop doing these little things, it’s a huge red flag because they are withdrawing the thing that is their biggest love language.
Chances are you might break up soon.
7) They may start to distance themselves from you
Introverts tend to be introspective and very reflective.
If they’re not sure how they feel about something, they may start to distance themselves from you in order to figure it out.
This is because introverts are often afraid of how they will feel upon breaking up.
They may even stop talking to you altogether and not really explain why they’re doing it.
They may place their own needs above yours or even start ignoring you completely.
If an introvert has stopped talking to you, it might be because they do not feel safe in the relationship.
They might be afraid that things will break up and they will lose touch with you.
Alternatively, they may be worried that you do not understand them and that their feelings do not matter.
Once that happens, it’s time to look out for yourself first and foremost.
Make sure you take care of your own needs.
First and foremost, focus on taking care of your own physical health.
Make sure you
- eat healthy foods
- get enough sleep
- exercise regularly
- drink enough water
To take care of yourself mentally, you can:
- see a therapist
- talk to friends and family
What does this mean for you?
Introverts often withdraw into themselves when things aren’t going well in order to figure out what’s wrong.
Sometimes this becomes difficult for the partner because introverted individuals need time alone in order to process their thoughts.
All is not lost, but it could be that your partner is thinking about breaking up. Take time to talk to them about it and see if you can fix things!
8) Their body language shows you
For introverts, their facial expressions and body language are often clues that they want to end the relationship.
When they seem upset or angry, it usually indicates that they do not feel safe in the relationship.
9) They’re not attentive anymore
You see, introverts tend to be very attentive to things that interest them.
So: when an introverted partner stops paying attention to you, it’s a pretty huge red flag.
The thing is, it doesn’t mean they don’t love you or that they don’t care about you, but it can indicate that they are not interested in the relationship anymore, and are already thinking about breaking up with you.
However, if this happens on a regular basis and the relationship is continuing relatively unchanged despite this lack of interaction, then it’s likely that there are some underlying issues that need to be addressed.
10) They don’t reciprocate your words of affection
Introverts are often the ones who take the time to really listen to what another person has to say, which is why they usually take any chance to reciprocate affectionate words.
They may not be as quick to react as their extroverted friends, but they care deeply about the people they date.
Think about it: usually an introverted partner will reciprocate words of affection.
If they stop doing this, then it may mean that they are not interested in the relationship anymore.
11) They don’t compliment you anymore
The last sign of an introverted partner thinking about breaking things off with you is when they don’t compliment you anymore.
If you’re in a relationship with an introvert, you should know that they’re probably very sensitive about the situation.
They are usually very careful about what they say to their partners because they don’t want to hurt them.
But when an introvert stops complimenting you, it’s a big red flag that they are thinking about breaking up with you.
So, if they do not compliment you regularly or if their compliments are not heartfelt, it might be time to end the relationship.
Of course, this depends on the relationship you had in the first place.
Did they always compliment you in the past?
Then this change in behavior could have an underlying meaning.
In my own experience, if they were never the type to compliment, you can probably ignore this sign!
Why would an introvert want to break up?
Now the master question: why would an introvert want to break up?
The truth is, they may be trying to distance themselves from you for a variety of reasons.
If an introvert is dating someone who does not fit into their world, they may be trying to slowly stop seeing that person.
Sometimes, introverts struggle with feelings of unworthiness, which can actually lead them to want to break up!
Simply put, they might feel like they aren’t good enough for you and that’s why they feel like they need to end things.
In the end, it really depends on your relationship.
Try to talk to your partner about what is going on if you notice some of these signs and maybe you can resolve any potential issues together!
By now you should have a good idea of whether your partner wants to break up with you or not.
So what can you do to resolve this?
Well, I mentioned the unique concept of the hero instinct earlier. It’s revolutionized the way I understand how men work in relationships.
You see, when you trigger a man’s hero instinct, all those emotional walls come down. He feels better in himself and he’ll naturally begin to associate those good feelings with you.
And it’s all down to knowing how to trigger these innate drivers that motivate men to love, commit, and protect.
So if you’re ready to take your relationship to that level, be sure to check out James Bauer’s incredible advice.