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Signs that your need to give your partner some space

Even if they don’t say it out loud.

Despite opinions, it is perfectly healthy to ask for space in a relationship. True, if your partner says, “I need some space”, your mind will hurriedly think that this is the demise of your relationship. And you are not alone. Nothing about “I need space” could mean otherwise, right?

But look at it this way: asking for space means being individualistic and retaining one’s own passions and self-caring so that they can healthily be in a relationship. Taking time out for yourself while in a relationship make you miss each other and keeps things fresh. It does not mean that your partner is bored of you or doesn’t want to be in a relationship. And often it is hard to read the signs that your partner needs some space. Even if they don’t say it out loud, there are signs that make it clear.

Your partner gets cranky often

If your partner gets cranky too often, chances are he needs some time by himself. Try not to take the crankiness personally cause its not directed to you. Use the time to give space to your partner and to yourself. Talk about it when the air has cleared.

Change of schedule

If your partner If your partner is having a different schedule, like sleeping later than usual r getting up early, it might a sign that they are carving out alone time for themselves. So, if they say they are going to bed after finishing one last work, go to bed alone.

Your partner has imbibed your everything

Developing co-independent habits and traits are a big sign that your partner needs space. Not doing anything without asking you first is a sign of that. They need space to prioritize their own opinions and habits. Remember, it’s a partnership and you’re a partner, not a parent.

Your partner doesn’t invite you out anymore

Now, this might point towards an affair, but it can also mean they need space. If your partner has stopped asking you to join with their friends, or stopped sharing their hobbies, it is a sign that they want some space and don’t know how to ask you.

Vibe doesn’t match

Like you will feel it in your bones. You hang out together, but you don’t feel like your vibes match anymore.

Run errands that are odd

If your partner goes out to buy ice cream in the middle of a day, or go for a ride alone, or anything that seems out of the blue, chances are they need time to clear their head.


As a pursuing scholar, Sanjukta lives her days reading research papers and lifestyle articles. When she is not pursuing academics, being a noob at video games keep her busy. She believes in equality and a healthy mind over anything else. She doesn't mind having a day-old pizza as breakfast. A hardcore caffeine head.
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