Although pop culture can make falling in love look like an endless vacation full of lavish dinners and romantic rose petal baths, the truth is: Relationships take a lot of work. From actively communicating to dealing with conflicts, maintaining a healthy partnership with someone can be a lot to process. Of course, if you're starting to notice that your partner doesn't seem to be interesting in making your relationship work, it may be a sign that your partner is falling out of love with you.
"Falling out of love is when you no longer desire to do the things necessary in order to keep your romantic relationship alive," Shula Melamed, MA, MPH, and well-being coach, tells Elite Daily. "It is acknowledging that the lack of effort is because of a lack of interest in continuing the partnership in the same way."
According to Melamed, while all relationships have natural evolutions (read: Relationships aren't always full of fancy dinners and sexy showers), falling out of love means someone is losing interest in trying to work through conflict. "Falling out of love can mean a shift in how a person in relating to their significant other," Melamed says.
Here are four signs that your partner might be falling out of love.