4. Conflicting love languages.
Every person has their own way of expressing their love in a relationship. While some couples have similar love languages, and they complement each other quite well, there are also some couples whose love languages are starkly different, and this makes it difficult for them to connect with each other. While one person might feel happy with quality time, their partners might prefer physical touch.
Minor dissimilarities are acceptable in relationships, but if there is nothing that you both like to do together, then that spells trouble. In order to build a healthy and secure relationship, there has to be some kind of common ground, without which you might end up feeling emotionally dissatisfied and distant from your partner.
“Love, experienced thus, is a constant challenge; it is not a resting place, but moving, growing, working together; even when there is harmony or conflict, joy or sadness, is secondary to the fundamental fact that two people experience themselves, rather than by fleeing from themselves. There is only one proof for the presence of love: the depth of the relationship, and the aliveness and strength in each person concerned; this is the fruit by which love is recognized.” – Erich Fromm
5. Different emotional needs.
Just like having conflicting love languages can lead to problems in your relationship, having dissimilar emotional needs can also wreak havoc. No matter how much two people love each other, everyone is different, and their way of processing emotions is also different. When a couple fails to acknowledge and respect these differences, it causes a lot of emotional distance in their relationship.
Your partner might be someone who likes their personal space and needs ample amounts of alone time to be happy, while you are someone who wants to spend quality time. When both of you clash with each other due to this, it builds up to be a huge problem. Your partner might end up considering you clingy, and you might end up thinking they are too distant, and that they don’t love you. You see the problem here? This leads to a poisonous cycle that ultimately leads to a lot of distance between you two.
Love is not a bed of roses, nor will it ever be, and it does have it’s challenging. But does that mean you will give up on such beautiful things like love, and relationships altogether? If your answer is no, then you can still salvage your relationship, if the emotional distance is threatening to destroy it. Have faith in yourself, your partner and your relationship, and work towards instilling positivity and a whole lot of love in it. You will end up with something so beautiful!
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