As the saying goes, “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” While too much space—physically or emotionally—can be tough on a partnership, there may be times when you crave a little time alone.
And if you’ve been feeling that craving lately, don’t feel bad—there’s nothing wrong with you or your relationship.
Being partners doesn’t mean you have to—or even should—do everything together. Needing space does not necessarily mean your relationship is doomed.
In fact, it can be a healthy sign that you’re prioritizing yourself as an individual both inside and outside of your relationship.
Here are just five of the signs that you may need more time spent in solitude:
1. You’re fighting about inconsequential things
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé