Your boyfriend started acting a little strange lately. He stopped returning your calls and asking you out. Nothing really appeals to him anymore (not even sex!).
What gives? Could this be the end of your love story?
Look: Men tend to express their dissatisfaction in similar ways. Basically, you can figure out what he wants if you pay attention to his behavior.
So, let’s dig a little deeper and find out which are the signs the relationship with you is over for him.
1) He hates it when you hug him.
This simple sign says so much. It means he doesn’t want to be close to you (physically or emotionally).
If he can’t stand it when you hug him, there’s no way he wants to be with you anymore (or something is really bothering him).
His body language can give you clues about what he feels for you. Not wanting to be physically close to you means something has changed for him.
It could mean that there is someone new in his life, or it could just be that he’s not as interested in being around you as he was before.
If he doesn’t want you to touch him, it might indicate that there is some issue with your relationship and/or the way things are going between the two of you.
While it may take time to be sure of these types of clues, they will eventually start to become very clear.
2) He no longer makes eye contact with you.
The best way to know if your partner is unhappy with your relationship is to look into his eyes when he talks to you.
If he doesn’t make eye contact while talking to you, then you have a pretty good idea that his feelings have changed.
Eye contact is a key way to show that you are interested in what someone has to say.
It shows that you respect their opinion, and it may also be used as a tool for managing interactions.
When eye contact is maintained throughout an interaction, it communicates the intent of the person – to listen and understand.
When eye contact is missing, it also communicates the intent of the person – to ignore you and/or to manage their interactions with other people.
If this is you, it appears that he’s not interested in connecting to you anymore. Judging by the way he behaves, he wants to be left alone.
I know this is hard to hear.
However, you can look at the bright side: at least you’re aware of where things stand between you and him and you won’t waste any more of your precious time with him.
3) He doesn’t feel like your hero.
A relationship with a man can end before it truly starts if the woman he’s with doesn’t make him feel like she needs him.
I hate to break it to you, but if you didn’t make your partner feel needed, it’s definitely a sign the relationship is over for him.
There’s actually a psychological term for what I’m talking about here. It’s called the ‘hero instinct’.
This concept is generating a lot of buzz at the moment as a way to explain what really drives men in relationships.
I know it might all seem kind of silly. In this day and age, women don’t need someone to rescue them. They don’t need a ‘hero’ in their lives.
But this misses the point about what the hero instinct is all about.
The hero instinct is an instinctive need that men have to step up to the plate for the woman in their lives. This is deeply rooted in male biology.
When a man genuinely feels like your everyday hero, he’ll become more loving, attentive, and committed to being in a long-term relationship with you.
But how do you trigger this instinct in him?
The trick is to make him feel like a hero in an authentic way. And there are things you can say and messages you can send to trigger this natural biological instinct.
If you want some help doing this, check out James Bauer’s excellent free video here.
He tells you everything you need to know about the hero instinct, including exactly how to trigger it in your man.
I don’t often recommend videos or buy into popular new concepts in psychology, but the hero instinct is one of the most fascinating concepts I’ve come across.
4) He doesn’t spend time with you.
If your partner no longer wants to spend time with you, then there might be a problem in your relationship.
You can’t maintain a healthy relationship if you don’t want to be around one another.
There are many occasions when people choose to spend time alone, such as when they are simply relaxing and not doing anything in particular.
But if your partner no longer seeks you out to hang out, then there is something different going on that needs to be addressed.
The ability to form healthy, positive, happy, and fulfilling relationships is essential for a successful life.
Unfortunately, too many people choose not to take the needed time to do what it takes for the relationship they’re in.
They don’t stay in touch with those they care about and they don’t make sure their relationship is both satisfying and meaningful.
A strong connection means being there for one another when things get tough, sharing our feelings honestly, and so on.
5) He avoids any conversation about the future.
Has your boyfriend stopped talking about your future together?
If so, this is another sign that there is something wrong with you two and that the relationship could be over for him.
When you are in a relationship, it is important to make sure that you are discussing the future together.
This way, your partner can be sure that they understand what you want for the future and whether or not anything is possible.
It’s important to discuss how you will get through tough times, what your goals are for the future, and so on.
When this type of conversation stops happening between two people in a relationship, their relationship can’t succeed. Their relationship only survives from one day to the next.
6) He finds reasons to argue with you.
When two people are in a relationship, there will be times when they disagree about one or more things.
If this happens often enough, it can lead to arguments, which are not good.
Arguments are a sign that a relationship is in trouble.
But, it seems like he’s picking up fights on purpose, which means that he doesn’t care about you anymore and that your relationship might be over.
Or, it could mean that he wants to continue to see you, but he’s just not that into you.
What do you argue about?
If you and your partner are fighting about the same things over and over again, then it is likely that you didn’t make any changes to make your relationship work.
But if he fights about something new every time, then it’s likely that the problem is bigger than you two can solve.
7) He has become emotionally unavailable
If he has stopped showing interest in your relationship, then you should start to wonder if he has become emotionally unavailable.
Let’s look at what emotionally unavailable means:
A person who is emotionally unavailable is someone who doesn’t want to be in a relationship with anyone – whether it’s you or anyone else.
He’s not interested in connecting with other people and he isn’t willing to give it a try either.
But, when a person isn’t emotionally available, they can still appear as though they are very close to someone, like a family member or friend.
If you’ve ever been let down by an emotionally unavailable man before, blame his biology rather than him.
I learned this from relationship expert Michael Fiore. He’s one of the world’s leading experts on relationship psychology and why men act the way they do.
In this excellent free video, you’ll learn about Michael’s life-changing solution for dealing with emotionally unavailable men.
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8) He doesn’t share his feelings with you.
Sharing feelings with one another is important in any relationship. When two people are in love, they should talk about what they’re feeling and express their feelings to each other as often as possible.
But if he’s not sharing his feelings with you anymore, it could be a sign. A bad sign.
It’s important to have open conversations about how you feel and what you’re going through.
If he’s not doing that lately, then it could mean that the relationship is over for him and that he doesn’t want you in his life anymore.
It goes without saying that if he never shared his feelings, this is not a sign he’s over your relationship. Maybe he’s not the sharing type.
9) He stopped trying to make things work.
If he doesn’t try to fix things with you anymore, then he is no longer interested in your relationship.
I know this is not something you want to hear, but if he does not care about fixing things between the two of you, he might feel it’s time for him to move on.
Also, he might think that your relationship is not going anywhere, or that it’s better to be single than in a bad relationship.
I can’t tell you what’s going on in his mind, but what I can tell you is that if he doesn’t care about fixing things, then you should be worried.
10) He no longer listens to you when you talk.
When two people are in a relationship, it is important for them to be able to communicate with each other as openly as possible.
This is especially true when one person’s actions or words are causing the other person pain or stress.
Instead, what he does is ignore you. He might not say anything back, but he still hears you.
If he does not listen to what you have to say, it means that he doesn’t value your opinion and feelings.
This could lead to a difficult relationship, as it is likely that things will never work out if one does not respect the opinions of others.
11) He changed his attitude towards you.
A person’s actions can be a very good indicator of what they think and feel.
It could be that he’s stopped saying anything positive about your relationship, which is bad news for your future together.
Or, it could be that he’s stopped doing things for you, which is also not good!
If you feel like his attitude has changed towards you, take a close look at what might be going on.
Don’t know where to start?
Ask him about the negative changes he’s made towards you, such as: not giving you gifts, criticizing your work, spending less and less time with you, and so on.
His answers will tell you what he’s thinking and feeling, which is the best way to learn about his attitude towards you.
This relates back to what I mentioned earlier: the hero instinct.
When a man is made to feel needed, wanted, and respected, he’s more likely to stay committed to you.
And it’s as simple as knowing the right things to say to trigger his hero instinct and make him into the man he’s always wanted to be.
All of that and more is revealed in this excellent free video by James Bauer. It’s absolutely worth checking out if you’re ready to take things to the next level with your man.
12) He doesn’t call or text you anymore.
This is another way for a man to let you know that he has stopped wanting to be involved with you, so it’s important to pay attention when this happens.
If he does not call or text you anymore and you don’t hear from him, then it could mean that he has stopped caring about your relationship and about you.
Conversely, if he does not call or text you anymore, even though he still wants to be involved with your life, then it could be because his attention has been directed elsewhere.
He might have met someone else who is more important than the two of you. In other words, you are not a priority for him and your relationship could be in danger.
13) He disappears for long periods of time.
If he has been gone for a few days or even more than a week, you should ask yourself why he has been gone for so long.
The answers could tell you about what’s happening between the two of you and how he feels about your relationship.
Even so, the answers are often the same: he’s over the relationship with you, or he’s having a hard time coping with something in his life right now.
The relationship with you might be over for him because of the hardships he has to deal with.
The difficulties that someone might endure on a personal level can often lead to a break-up with the other person.
It is not always easy for people to deal with difficult emotions, especially when they are not in control of them.
However, it is quite difficult to figure out which option is true unless he is willing to talk to you about what is going on in his life.
14) He is always angry and frustrated.
When you are in a relationship, it is normal for one or both of the people involved to have bad days. It is also normal for them to be angry and frustrated from time to time.
However, if he is constantly angry and frustrated, it means that he doesn’t want anything to do with you.
Your boyfriend may try to hide his feelings by acting happy and friendly, but if you pay attention to him, you can tell that something is going on behind his smiles.
If your boyfriend seems unstable, angry, and frustrated, it’s a sign things don’t work out anymore.
You could try to talk to him about his feelings, but it’s likely that he won’t tell you anything.
15) He says mean things to you.
When your partner starts saying mean things, it is time to worry.
If he says mean things to you, it could be because he is upset and angry with you, or because of some other personal issue.
It could also be because he’s over your relationship and he doesn’t care if he hurts you anymore.
Examples of mean things that he could say are:
- “You are worthless.”
- “I never thought you’d be so stupid.”
- “Our relationship is a joke.”
However, if your boyfriend nicely says that his feelings for you have changed or that he doesn’t want to be in a relationship with you anymore, it doesn’t count as mean. He is just expressing his feelings.
16) He is no longer affectionate.
Just to be clear, signs he is no longer affectionate are:
- He doesn’t hug or kiss you as much or at all.
- He doesn’t hold you, put his arm around you, or hold your hand.
- He doesn’t kiss you on the cheek or on the lips when he says goodbye to you in the morning or goodnight at night.
When a man stops showing affection to his partner, it’s like he no longer wants to be with her.
Moreover, when a man’s sexual desire starts to decrease, it means that he no longer wants to be intimate with the woman he’s with.
So, in addition to not being affectionate with you, he may not want to have sex with you or he may want to have sex less than before.
Physical intimacy could be affected by personal issues. So, before you jump to conclusions, make sure to ask him what is actually wrong.
17) He doesn’t want to do anything fun with you anymore.
Your boyfriend prefers to stay at home and play video games or go out with his friends.
You are no longer part of his idea of fun, which is not an encouraging sign.
If you two used to go on adventures together, but lately he doesn’t want to do anything fun with you, it could mean that he no longer wants you in his life.
Or, if your partner doesn’t want to do things that you enjoy, it could be a sign that he is no longer interested in being friends or dating.
He might have changed his mind about who he wants to associate himself with and what kind of life he wants for himself.
If this is the case, it may mean the end of your relationship.
By now you should have a good idea of the signs the relationship is over for him.
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.
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