It’s hard in any relationship to see things changing and feel like you have no control over the change. But when someone picks up and leaves, for weeks, months or years, things haven’t been right.
Why do men leave–here are some of the common problems.*
Lack of Communication
Not being able to tell you how they really feel, and believe that you will hear them.
Lack of Acknowledgement
Being told too often what they do wrong, and not enough about what they do right.
Lack of Being Able to Make you Happy
Not being able to make you happy. They have tried but they sense that you are disappointed in them.
Need to Grow
They feel smothered in the relationship, perhaps in the demands you are making on them. Of course, many are legitimate, but are there some that are asking too much?
Feeling Bad About Themselves
Not feeling worthy of your life and feeling less than an adequate partner.
Is there anything that can be done to save the relationship? That’s up to how willing the two of you are to making the necessary changes, and seeing a therapist or counselor to help you during this tough transition.
*As we were writing this, we realized that although the focus of the article was men, it really is the same for any gender.