Building Relationships: Burnout

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Burnout-  when you’ve become tired, exhausted, or emotionally depletedIt doesn’t feel that you have the energy to stick with the process of marriage.

Signs-

  • Things you used to do with your partner do not excite you.

  • Withdrawal, irritability, frustration, nagging

  • Loss of intimacy

  • Loss of ability to compromise or discuss issues in a healthy way

  • May become pessimistic

  • Physical or emotional affair

  • Leading a parallel life- no longer involved with each other

  • Frequent arguments about the kids

  • Boredom

  • If not properly handled can slowly lead to symptoms of depression

What to do-

  • Address this with your partner

  • Be honest about what’s going on

  • Seek help with someone who is qualified to help

  • Understand that you love your partner and you need tools to help you through this period

Burnout doesn’t necessarily mean the marriage is over, it just indicates that you need to be refreshed.  Be honest with yourself and get the help you need to gain momentum.

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