Relationships don’t always run smoothly but a sexual anthropologist has shared the signs to pay attention to that tell you your relationship is over.
Bella Elwood-Clayton from Sydney is an expert on relationships and said one of the main red flags that indicates the relationship is in a danger zone is when the excitement is gone.
‘When, actually, you’d rather just read a book. And he would prefer to play Warcraft. Every night,’ she told Daily Life.
‘The last time you orgasmed while looking into each other’s eyes was before jeggings came out’.
She says that the bio mechanical processes that happen when we fall in love only last so long and it is around the six to 24 month mark that the honeymoon period starts to end.
Ms Elwood-Clayton believes that when the complications of life get in the way it often leads to couples being less infatuated with each other.
‘Differing financial values and the stress incurred from consumer debt and partner materialism. These are a top reason for divorce,’ she said.
She has stated that research has found that couples who disagree about finances once a week are more likely to divorce than those who disagree a few times a month.
Arguments are a main factor of whether Ms Elwood-Clayton believes a relationship will last or not.
‘If the same fight keeps cropping up, tend to your damn soil. Although conflict is part of any long-term relationship, be aware of intensity and frequency,’ she warned
Although she recognised that as relationships go on couples occasionally become less sexually interested with each other, physical aspects are still important.
‘When you no longer kiss on the mouth every day. A sensual kiss says, I am still in love with you. You are more than a co-parent, a co-inhabitor,’ she said
And these aren’t the only signs your relationship might be on the rocks.
Previously relationship expert Olga Levancuka, shared with Daily Mail her three factors in a relationship that prove it is time you should cut ties.
She believes that being a priority in the other persons life is important and if you’re not, it could be a sign to let go.
Ms Levancuka said it’s important to think about whether your partner has introduced you to important people in their life, whether they’re making future plans with you and whether they make important decisions that could impact both of your lives.
‘Being someone’s priority isn’t necessarily all about spending every waking moment together. It’s about playing an important role in each other’s life and being truly connected,’ she said.
She also recommended that you should be aware of whether you have grown apart, as people are constantly changing and evolving.