The top eight reasons men fall out of love, from eHarmony.
1. Business in the front. Business in the back.
If you're in a relationship and you're sharing any of the responsibilities of life (i.e. money, children, a home), it's easy for your couple's interaction to be reduced to a series of business conversations. You are business partners, there's no changing that, but the key is being mindful of when you talk business and when you just relax and enjoy each other. It's hard to be passionately in love with a person who is always talking about big, serious, important things. Make time for fun and playful conversation to create balance in the relationship. eHarmony: Eight Reasons Women Fall Out Of Love
2. He sees you more as a mom and less as a lover.
Most of the items on this list give you strategies for changing your behavior to help keep your partner engaged. Not this one. There are men who were taught that certain kinds of women are moms and certain kinds of women are sexual. They have a very difficult time reconciling the two. If you have a guy that feels less attracted to you because of your role as a mom, he's got some work to do. It's probably best handled by a professional counselor. Of course, it's important that a woman balance her roles of wife and mom, but if you are and he's still feeling less loving, it's his issue to fix.
3. Your relationship wasn't properly rooted.
If the relationship with your guy started with a drunken hook-up, moved on to a casual but intense sexual connection, had a short pause in the land of "I love you," and is now feeling distant and uncoupled, maybe your "relationship" was never what you thought. Feelings of infatuation are strong, and can make us think, "Wow. This is real love!" But without some underpinning of compatibility, people just tend to lose interest and drift apart.
Read the rest of the reasons on eHarmony: Top 8 Reasons Men Fall Out Of Love
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This article was originally published at EHarmony. Reprinted with permission from the author.