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Our gut instinct is something we ignore a lot more often than we should and because of that, sometimes we end up in sticky situations. Knowing when to trust your gut and when to ignore it is very important.

Below, I am going to go over some of the gut feelings you will get in a relationship that should not go unnoticed. These are things that can make quite clear whether the person you’re with is right for you or not. For those who may not be aware, your gut instinct is a feeling you get that may come out of nowhere. It can be faint or literally hit you like a train.

5 Gut Instincts You Should Never Ignore In Your Relationship: 

You have a feeling that something is seriously wrong.

When there is something wrong going on within our relationship, whether we are truly aware of it or not, that gut feeling will present itself. If you feel like the world is pulling you away from this person, you should not be ignoring it. You need to dig a bit deeper and figure out what is going on before deciding to stick around. Perhaps there is something about this person you aren’t quite seeing just yet?

The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker is a crucial read for anyone struggling to understand their intuition about danger in a relationship. This book delves into how our gut feelings are a powerful indicator of risk and teaches readers to distinguish between unfounded anxiety and genuine intuition. Incorporating this book can help someone who senses that something is seriously wrong by validating their feelings and encouraging them to trust their instincts for safety.

You feel like your partner is distancing his/herself from you.

If you feel like your partner is getting further and further away from you, be it emotionally or physically, you need to sit down and talk it out. This kind of thing will only grow into a huge problem if left ignored. Your partner might be going through something that he or she doesn’t know how to bring up, your support might really be needed.

That being said, if you do find that the distance truly is growing, cutting ties might be necessary. Each situation is different, and sometimes cutting the cord before you’re underwater makes a difference. A mutual ending might be what the two of you really need.

You keep thinking about what your life would be like without this person.

Of course, we’re always going to consider this kind of thing from time to time, but if you suddenly cannot get the idea of life without your lover out of your head, there could be more to it. Maybe you would be better off without him or her? Could you be a lot more unhappy than you’ve allowed yourself to come to terms with?

This kind of thing could go both ways as well, perhaps you are struggling with the thought of ever being alone. If your partner is your rock, and you feel like he or she is slipping out from under you, gaining a sense of security again won’t be easy, but it will be necessary if you both want to move forward. Communication is one of the most important things in a relationship, and we all need to remember that.

Committed: A Love Story” by Elizabeth Gilbert is an exploration of marriage and commitment, providing a personal and historical perspective on relationships. This book can offer comfort and a broader understanding to those wrestling with thoughts of life without their partner, emphasizing the importance of choosing what’s genuinely fulfilling.

You feel like you cannot be yourself with your partner.

You should never have to feel like you’re hiding who you are from the person you care the most for. When it comes to being in a relationship, you and your partner should always build one another and be truly free together. If you’re feeling as if you’re locked away and unable to escape, escaping might be exactly what you need.

Your gut keeps reminding you not to trust him/her.

If your gut is telling you not to trust your partner, looking deeper and working to understand why is important. While sometimes we tend to be a bit overly insecure and untrusting, your gut isn’t going to be as pestering without reason. Do what needs to be done and put your mind at ease.

Now, keeping all of this in mind, don’t confuse insecurity for your gut. We all have our ups and downs. When the signs are present and the gut is screaming, don’t wait for it to be right in front of you before stopping to listen. For more on this topic, please feel free to check out the video below.

Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth” by Brad Blanton can be an eye-opening read for individuals grappling with trust issues in a relationship. The book encourages honesty and transparency as the foundation of trust, and might provide the necessary push for readers to address their intuition about their partner’s trustworthiness.