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Boredom can mean many things in a relationship. Or, you may be triggered to withdraw from her icy intimacy ; and yet the problem may be you and not her. Love is a crazy state of being. It creates a field, not unlike those found in physics, called the field of intimacy. Once in the field, your yearnings come to the surface, and often with great intensity.
This rush of hormones, longing and wish-fulfillment gets concretized in lovemaking and the imaginings of a future together. Then, the field lightens and you see her for who she is. If you are lucky and healthy you fall in love again; but this time with a real person. Too many lovers wake up feeling disappointed or criticized. In cases like this, you grow bored because you realize you have little in common with him or her.
This is a legitimate reason to consider calling things off. The Wounds of Childhood : Growing tired of your partner or spouse could have its roots in a damaged childhood. You were invisible in their eyes and felt out of favor, believing that your siblings were your parents' pride and joy. You protected yourself by finding comfort in solitude. You may carry resentment into relationships with others, including a lover.
The experience of intimacy along with your damaged childhood may cause you to distance yourself—you would rather be alone than risk being close to someone. Or, you were idealized by adoring parents. The early idealization of love worked just fine, but when she stopped seeing you as the center of her universeyou recoiled. Instead of accepting a more adult relationship, you stew in outrage. Psychologically, you distance yourself, and it is expressed as boredom. Destructive Power Struggles: Think about couples that relentlessly engage in tiresome power struggles.
Do you and your partner argue too much? Consider the following. A relationship is a reverberating circuit and when a positive vibe flowsmore positivity comes about. I want to do things for you given how supported you make me feel. On, the other hand, a negative feedback loop can kill a relationship.
If you are not going to do things for me, why should I put myself out for you? Boredom can be a defense. Leaving important things unsaid for too long can end with two bored people living parallel lives, each dreaming of a more happy life elsewhere.
Sadly, boredom can sex life as well. The rush of fresh love fades and you know his body. Now, lovemaking is truly about enjoying your partnerand not just idealizing a ravishing new love. Since sex is so much in the head, power struggles can do a lot of damage. Many marriages fade because of things left unsaid. Both people carry anger, which segues into disappointment and boredom. Relationships are like living beings that require challenges and growth spurts.
Boredom as a Symptom: Depression in its many forms can beat the vitality out of a person. They lose a dynamic engagement with life, which can look a lot like being bored. You may indeed be unhappy in your relationship, but note that depression often le to apathy or lack of happiness in things that used to give you joy. For instance, about 13 percent of women experience postpartum depression. Hormonal changes can trigger this depression, but the effect is that you end up distancing from your partner.
You simply have no interest in his struggles at work or other normal needs: he has become a bore. This mood disorder is very serious and needs to be treated immediately.
It is no reason to end a relationship that at one point was filled with love, laughterand joy. Depression can also arise in the midst of a midlife crisis. The stark realization that life has its limits makes people reassess, and some get depressed. Perhaps your midlife crisis is triggered by the death of your mother or father. Once again, boredom may have its source in depression rather than simply having outgrown another person. The Risks of Early Love: Boredom can come about after the frenzy of early love has faded.
The question is, can you both fall in love with the real person that you are sleeping with? If not, maybe he or she is not the right person for you. The Effects of Childhood Injuries: Has old childhood trauma made it impossible for one of you to really trust another person in an intimate way?
If so, boredom is a defense that keeps a person distant and safe.
Is that what you really want? Destructive Power Struggles : Are the two of you involved in unhappy power struggles that are leading to a negative feedback loop? Are You Depressed? Note that affective disorders like depression can make people feel apathetic and bored. Whether you suffer from recurrent depression, postpartum depression or a mid-life depression, be aware that your feelings about your lover may have little to do with her and everything to do with a debilitating mental disorder.
Get help. And if this is the case, there is no long-term relationship there because he or she deserves to know the truth. That being said, boredom is usually a symptom. A multitude of problems can, in the end, lead to boredom. And you can also be bored because you have a psychiatric disturbance that deprives you of getting excited about anything. Look inside and see if the problem is more subtle than simple distaste. Perhaps you've been angry with him for a long time. Or she reminds you of something unpleasant about your mother.
Seeking therapy can help you figure out what's really going on. Do you still have something together? It can be a renewed love for your wonderful family, or finding a way to escape stupid arguments, or getting over the need to control. Forgiveness is part of this work, and it's often worth the effort. The wonderful thing about being human is our capacity to stand back and look at our feelings. The situation may not be as hopeless as you think. My advice? Take a hard look at what you have together, and confront what needs to be done.
Breaking up or renewal are the adult choices. Mark Banschick, M. Mark Banschick M. The Intelligent Divorce. Do you come home and feel bored? Depression Essential Re. About the Author.
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