Are you feeling burnout from dating or your relationship?

Are you feeling burnout from dating or your relationship?
Burnout (Source: Mamamia)
  • Burnout means being mentally exhausted, lack of motivation, and feeling empty
  • It can occur when one person or sometimes both are giving too much to the relationship but getting very little to nothing in return
  • Healing yourself first is necessary to heal from relationship burnout 

Sometimes relationships can be tricky! Feeling burned out means being mentally exhausted, lack of motivation, and feeling empty. Burnout can occur due to being too stressed for a prolonged period of time. A relationship can be stressful and people consider calling it quits.

Signs of burnout
Signs of burnout (Source: Boldsky)

In a relationship, burnout is felt when one person or sometimes both are giving too much to the relationship but getting very little to nothing in return. It can occur slowly and start with small conflicts and disappointments which look difficult to resolve.

Signs of burnout in a relationship

  • Feeling of emotional exhaustion: Feeling of emotional exhaustion occurs when you are dealing with long-term stress. The relationship becomes the source of stress and affects you emotionally making you irritated, anxious, having sleeping problems and having difficulty in concentration.
  • You are constantly fighting and are always criticizing one another for everything you say or do. There is a constant battle going on including insults.
Fighting in a relationship
Fighting in a relationship (Source: Healthshots)
  • Burnout can cause a lack of communication. You feel it’s not worth talking to the person and the other person feels the same.
  • You don’t spend time together and rather stay alone than be the person. You make excuses to avoid spending time with your partner.

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Ways to beat the burnout

1) Focusing on yourself: You cannot heal others when you feel burned out. So the first phase will be healing yourself by taking the necessary steps to reassess your own needs. You should put your energy on yourself and fill your cup first than spending all your energy trying to fix your relationship. Do things that make you reenergized and feel good. Hit the reset button on things that have gone wrong.

2) Agree to heal together: After healing yourself make a pact with your partner to heal together. Work as a team and fix the issues that are affecting the relationship. Mutually work to solve the problem instead of blaming one another.

3) Don’t quit too soon: A healing journey can get difficult but that does not mean it’s impossible. If things are not in your control seek outside perspective and advice. Seeking help from a counselor can be the perfect solution sometimes.

4) Let go of things that are not in your control: It’s not always healthy to take control of things. It can be stressful and make you feel burned out. So it’s good to let go of things that are not in your control.

People in relationship
People in relationship (Source: Eve Greenow)

5) Work on things together: Doing small things together or dividing works can also help get closer.

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