Men have difficulty sharing their emotions, whether positive or negative. This is particularly true if they love you, but they’re no longer in love with you. The objective for him is to not hurt or confuse you. Perhaps the relationship was healthy and thriving, a serious partnership on what you believed to be a clear course.
The man doesn’t know how to tell you things have stalled for him or why when you had a whole other idea altogether, maybe even wedding bells. Instead, he depends on you being able to read signs that he casually drops. The problem with red flags is they’re not always easy to recognize when you’re not expecting the message.
It’s not as though men, or anyone, start seeing someone or take steps to see where dating will take them, only to someday end in heartbreak. Typically, much optimism follows a couple at first. Each has a hope for the future with the new person, but relationships evolve and change for both people.
Some partners continue moving forward with their love and respect deepening while, in this case, some men find the love stops. It doesn’t make the man wrong or bad; it’s a reality that touches some partnerships regardless of the status - dating, engagements, or even marriages. A standard doesn’t exist for how long it lasts or if it will.
Men typically won’t share with a partner when or why the love in a relationship stops for them. In many cases, the guy still loves their mate, but they no longer have an intimate love for that person.
That makes it difficult for them to express their genuine feelings because they don’t want to intentionally hurt or confuse the other person who likely believes they’re moving towards an even deeper commitment. Instead, the man will start to put out red flags that they are moving away from the partnership but what the other really wants to know is why things are changing.
Numerous reasons contribute to a man falling out of love, some based on what stage they’re at in their life. Here are some to consider if you’re a confused partner.
It’s not unusual for a man to not be ready to take the next step in the relationship at the same time that their mate is. In fact, often, men want to establish themselves in their careers before developing a full personal life. While they might have fallen in love with you, it might not have stayed the course if the idea of engagement or marriage was introduced.
The guy could have decided either it wasn’t something he was ready to commit to or he wasn’t confident that this was the right relationship for life. That typically leads to the end of the partnership.
It isn’t only marriage that can stymie the partnership; it can simply be moving to a deeper dating relationship. If the man is content with casual dating and you want to move into a more serious, exclusive, meaningful partnership, that could be something he doesn’t want. Or maybe you’re ready to move in together, and he realizes he doesn’t feel the same.
When dating starts, a couple doesn’t consider the differences to be a problem. The euphoria has them believing that things like future values and goals will work themselves out as time goes on. When two people have distinctly different future goals, these things can end relationships, particularly if one wants children when the other is adamantly against the prospect.
It’s true feelings can change over time, but you should never base a relationship on the notion that they will happen. If a man has a goal of becoming the CEO of a corporation in a large city a distance away from the hometown you’re both currently living in while your objective is to stay put and start a quaint bed and breakfast, he will likely follow his dream.
Availability can mean a few things, including a long distance or working long hours whether the man or their partner. If you or the man are not physically or emotionally available over time, it can wear the relationship down. While the adage is supposed to be that “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” that’s genuinely untrue.
Long-distance partnerships can be strained regardless of how much the couple cares for each other if the pair hasn’t set a time that it will end, something to look forward to. There are too many missed moments. The separation becomes okay, bearable and the man begins to see that he can live alone just fine, that his feelings are not as strong.
The same is true when a partner works nonstop. The other person never being home or available causes the pair to lose their connection.
Sometimes, people just grow apart. The people you are when you’re young and start dating, effervescent, a go-getter, social, engaging in the nightlife as a couple grows and changes. If you do marry, over the years, you’ll ultimately grow complacent if you don’t work on keeping things exciting and fresh.
You may have children taking away some of your social life and interaction with each other. You might have evolved, grown, and changed to be different people, and the man might feel somewhat less compatible, have lost interest, maybe be bored, or just no longer have the same intimate love he once did.
Why? Because each of you stopped putting effort into the union. No one cared to be interested in the other person or curious about what was happening in the other’s life. When you first meet, there’s an excitement to find out all the things you don’t know, discover, and try to impress each other.
As you grow in the relationship, you need to find new ways of doing this, or you lose each other. If you don’t both invest time and effort in the partnership, someone will fall out of love ending the union even if there’s really nothing horribly wrong with the partnership overall.
Men can fall out of love for a number of reasons, but typically, they won’t come out and share those feelings with the other person. He’ll leave hints and warning signs, but it’s not his goal to hurt or confuse a partner who might believe they’re moving forward to a more serious stage in their relationship.
You might recognize that things aren’t the same, but wonder why. In any relationship, a priority is to have open, honest communication. While you might not like what the guy has to say, it’s better to know than to keep up a charade.