2. YOUR RELATIONSHIP HAS BECOME ALL YOU TALK ABOUT NOW
When you’re out with friends, do you catch them zoning out or rolling their eyes whenever the subject of your relationship comes up? And if you’re honest, do you realize you’ve been talking about them pretty much the entire time you’ve been with your friends, and you just can’t seem to stop yourself? Winter says that’s a behavior you need to take a closer look at. “These are the ‘thought bursts’ that irritate your friends, as every topic of conversation you share becomes a prompt to talk about your mate once again,” she explains.
And if most of what you say about your partner consists of long-winded venting sessions, that’s another indication that there are deeper problems in the relationship. “If you’re constantly venting to your friends about your relationship, chances are you’re obsessed with the direction and depth of the relationship,” behavioral scientist, relationship coach, and creator of Your Happiness Hypothesis Method, Clarissa Silva tells Elite Daily.
3. YOUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IS DEPENDENT ON THEIR MOOD
Have you stopped feeling like your feelings are… well… yours? Winter says that if “you’re either happy or sad depending upon where you stand with your partner,” you’re too obsessed with your relationship. What she’s describing is not feeling empathy with your partner’s emotions, but rather, when “your relationship becomes the center point of your emotional barometer.”