Plans? What plans?
Those ‘date nights’ are a thing of the past, in fact, your partner seems to be making every excuse possible for not wanting to be with you. And then, comes the ultimate insult: you finally shoehorn them into attending the local Salsa class and they conveniently forget all about it.
How very dare you?!
Gone are all the compliments and out comes their passive aggression. You’re at a party, and your partner gets in a little jibe about your weight in front of mutual friends. Watch out: next, he’ll be remarking on your double chins or love handles when you’re pulling your cum face.
Why does he keep changing the subject when you mention Mark from Accounts Payable who you met at that awkward work party the previous week? And why the sudden urge to join a 24-hour gym - which, your research reveals, has a rather active all-male sauna…?
Flab and body odor
That gorgeous hunk with the six-pack you fell in love with, the body he sculpted just for you – what happened to that? Dear Lord, he’s let himself go! Now he has body odor that could strip pine – a sure fire way for you to keep your distance.
My new mates
Once it was just the two of you. God, you even did that vile thing that all couples do when they get together: immediately abandon even your longest serving friends. But suddenly, there’s a new bunch of people on the horizon, and he's constantly out with them – but strangely elusive when you ask for the details…
The phone that just rings and rings. Then the phone that goes straight to answerphone. Then the message that is never returned. Then the text message that you can see has been ‘read’ but is not replied to for days. Then the call that is finally answered where you’re made to feel like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction for just asking for common courtesy of not being ignored.
I’m too tired
Sex? What’s that? You pop under the duvet on Sunday morning to nosh them off and they slap you away and look at you like you’re some sort of pervert. Then the usual lines: “I’m too tired”; “I’m stressed, it’s not you.” No, it’s definitely not you, as you discover when you take a sly look at his phone and see not one but three hook-up apps glaring at you…
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