Signs and symptoms of falling out of love

Updated April 17, 2017

The word, "love," itself, is subject to many different meanings and levels, for example, one person's meaning of love and affection may rank higher or lower on someone else's love and affection meter. However, there are some telltale signs that moving on would be better than sticking it out. Here are some signs and symptoms that you are falling out of love.

You Want the Relationship to End

The most obvious sign is the feeling inside that you just don't want to be in the relationship any longer. You no longer want to be around your partner, and you find yourself asking friends if you should call it quits on the relationship. You stop making an effort to keep up the partnership, leaving it a one-sided game. You might even find it hard to tell your partner those three little words, I love you.

Turned Off by Your Partner

You might be falling out of love if everything your significant other does makes your skin crawl. Of course this could be caused from spending too much time together, but if you have adequate time apart and you are still not attracted to him or her, there's a much bigger issue. If you are turned off by your partner, you may not want to be physical with your partner, or even talk. Also, you may find yourself analysing everything, from the way your partner chews food to the way he or she sleeps, all on critical terms.


The ultimate sign that you are falling out of love with your partner is that you want to have, or are already having, an intimate relationship with another without your partner knowing--in other words, you're cheating. Maybe you haven't cheated yet, but everyone around you, co-workers, delivery people, everyone except your partner, seems appealing and interesting, evoking feelings of desire. Cheating, or wanting to cheat, is a sign and symptom of falling out of love.

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After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast television, Kasey Jones went to work for MTV, VH1, CBS, TVG, among others, as a producer, writer and editor. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Currently Jones is pursuing her passion for screenwriting, while living in Los Angeles.