Signs you're not happy in your relationship
It's late one night and, in your boredom, you're just sitting there scrolling through social media. Picture after picture involves two happy faces canoodling or engaging in some other equally adorable activity and, suddenly, your stomach goes cold.
Sure, you can remember the days when you were single and images like this rattled your cage but why are you feeling so sad and wistful if you are blissfully coupled up? Could it be that, despite your best efforts, you aren't actually happy in your relationship?
When addressing concerns like this with my psychology students and clients, I always make an effort to remind them that there is a difference between what people share online and what their lives are truly like. No one wants others to know that their relationship has hit a rough patch. It's not fair, therefore, to compare our realities with someone else's well-crafted public image.
That being said, if you just can't shake the sense that something isn't right, you need to explore the reasons why you're feeling this way. Your happiness depends on it!