Avoidance ... your spouse / partner / girl
friend or boy friend starts avoiding you and comes up with thinly
veiled excuses every time you ask for an explanation.
Irritation - your spouse or partner exhibits
signs of barely disguised irritation at your words or actions which had
previously captivated him/her. This comes through so clearly that you will
notice it right away.
Sarcasm - You experience sarcastic remarks
and ridicule from the relationship.
Your spouse or partner starts spending more
and more time in activities that keep him/her away from you.
Your spouse or partner starts keeping
secrets from you or starts hiding things away from you, even though you
were so close to each other that this was an unthinkable act previously.
If you are in a marriage or common law
relationship, your spouse or partner may start hoarding/hiding his
money away from you. He might open a separate account only in his own name
or buy property secretly only in his own name (not in a joint holding with
Your spouse / partner starts finding fault
or taking offense without adequate reasons... he is ready to pick a fight
at the slightest provocation from your end.
It gets more and more difficult for you to
communicate logically with your spouse or partner. Both of you now have
different points of view about every topic under the sun, even though this
was not so previously.
Your spouse / partner starts distancing
himself / herself away from you emotionally. This may include not showing
up for important dates, forgetting anniversaries, trying to keep you away
from his /her family (parents etc.); brushing away or rejecting your
emotional / sexual advances.
Your spouse / partner starts expressing open
admiration for people he knows absolutely tick you off.
He/she may even start being involved in
Your spouse / partner may secretly start
consulting a lawyer or finding information about initiating the break up.