How to Manage Relationship Fatigue


Publish date

Jun 9, 2021

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Healthy U Behavioral Health


Romantic relationships can be a lot of work, especially if they are long-term. After a time, they can be hard to manage when combined with work and family or friends. There are efficient ways to manage your relationships once things get tough. 

One mistake that is easy to make in relationships is to put others before yourself. This applies to all relationships with anyone. It’s important to cater to your own needs to maneuver through your relationships properly. Anything from therapy, meditation, or yoga can help when you are fatigued in your relationship. Those are necessary actions you need to take, but more details need to be discussed even beyond that. 

Everything from a healthy conversation, self-care, and learning new things together can provide a spark for those becoming fatigued within their relationship. This applies to romantic relationships, family relationships, and friend relationships. 

Being fatigued with a relationship doesn’t have to be the end of the foundation you’ve built, but neglecting the fatigue can potentially end a relationship. Relationship fatigue could also be a result of anxiety or depression for many people. If you feel as if your partner is experiencing relationship fatigue, it may have nothing to do with you. Here are some ways to fight fatigue. 


Healthy Forms of Communication

If someone begins to feel fatigued in a relationship, it may be hard to express that out of fear of hurting feelings. In the case of feeling drained, the sooner you tell them how you feel, the better. The feeling of being emotionally fatigued should not be ignored. This state of feeling worn out is a warning sign of being completely burnt out. 

Once someone reaches this state, it’s important to take action to reverse the problem. When people are in this state, it can be hard to communicate the problem due to feeling powerless. This can be the beginning of feeling like you are trapped in a relationship. If you are on the opposite end, you may notice that your loved one lacks energy, has poor sleep, and they may have a low sense of motivation. This can eventually have a permanent effect on anyone’s health. 

This is why communication on both ends is highly important to save a relationship between two people. If you notice that your partner seems to have checked out of the relationship, then perhaps some communication needs to happen. Once you have decided that it is time to communicate, it’s time to figure out how to get it done. Take the time to figure out why you are feeling the way you feel. Knowing why you are fatigued will help you get to the next step. Once you have done that, you can dissect why you feel that way. Before you have the conversation, feel free to journal how you feel for a more organized conversation. 


Take Time Out for Yourself

Whether you are in a relationship or not, making time for yourself can be relaxing and therapeutic. It’s easy to get caught up in your daily life and forget about what you need as an individual. If you find yourself getting fatigued in your relationship, it might be time to do some self-care activities. 

Typically when people think of self-care, they think of going to a spa, getting a manicure, or a pedicure. Self-care is way more than just pampering yourself and doesn’t have to be a dedicated time or place, but any time you make time for something you enjoy. This type of activity can occur with you just going for a walk in the grass with your shoes off. You could go on a date by yourself and enjoy your own company. Moments like that are great for reflection, journaling, and analyzing your relationship fatigue.


Learn New Things Together

A huge part of relationship fatigue can come from staying stagnant in life. You and your loved ones can try new things to create new experiences. This creates good conversation and a deeper bond. Take the time to figure out what you and your loved one have always wanted to do and do them together. These activities can be skydiving, traveling, or hiking in an exotic place. Learning new things in a relationship can work as a gateway to healthy conversations that you and your partner never discussed. People learn, grow and change constantly, and sometimes the fatigue can be from ignoring that. 


Relationship fatigue causes issues for relationships at any level. If you notice that you or your loved ones are experiencing it in any current relationships, it is important to take action as soon as you possibly can. Fatigue can turn into a much more serious issue that may not be repairable. It is important to address any issues with a healthy form of communication. Healthy communication should be used as a preventative tool and intervention. In general, learning new things can be refreshing and even change the life of many. Learning new things with someone you love can have the same effect. If you and your loved one have made multiple attempts at correcting the issue, but you realize that there is a deeper issue, you may need third-party help. Disorders like anxiety and depression can also give the same feeling of emotional fatigue. Facilities like HealthyU can assist you and your loved one in finding effective methods to combat any mental disorder. Contact us at (619) 542-9542.