You haven’t caught them sneaking off to make late-night calls to mysterious numbers. There haven’t been any blow-out fights that make you reconsider your entire relationship. And their behavior hasn’t been very significantly different from what it used to be. But for some reason, you still can’t shake off the feeling that something is off.
Here are 6 signs to know whether that feeling is right:
They have been acquiring electronics obsessively
The novelist and essayist, Charles Baxter, states in his book ‘Burning Down the House’: "People in a traumatized state tend to love their furniture." You actually start gathering things to fight against your loneliness.
In another study to confirm this same theory, Margaret Clark, a professor of psychology at Yale, revealed that "people who attach more value to their possessions may be less secure in their personal relationships than those who put less value on material goods." A brand new PS4 isn’t going to be complicated. And a shiny new MacBook Pro isn’t going to expect much from you.
You’ve started feeling like the "Dining Dead."
The very first time this happened, you thought to yourself,” How nice is this, we can sit comfortably in silence as well.” But on the 15th instance, you might end up experiencing a chill so subtle that you start blaming it on the temperature in the room. There you are, sitting together in a very nice place… and have absolutely nothing to say to one another. - Continue reading on next page