It's not all rainbows and butterflies.
When a relationship is good, it's partly because you feel like you're a part of something. You're on a team, and you've got someone around who always has your back.
And let's face it, there's kinda no greater feeling.
Logically, it sounds a bit silly and selfish, especially to single people.
But as we all learned from our favorite sad girl quotes in middle school, you don't have to be alone to feel lonely. In fact, I would argue that feeling lonely in a relationship is sometimes worst than feeling lonely and single.
When you're in a relationship, feeling lonely is a sign of not feeling connected to your partner and if at one time you guys were super in sync, it can be really sad.
If lately you've been feeling the heavy cloak of loneliness draped over your shoulders even though you're boyfriend is only a few feet away, it's time for a conversation.
It might mean the end of a relationship, and it might not. That all depends on your circumstances and how much effort the both of you are willing to put it.
But either way you owe it to yourself to speak up and do whatever's necessary to make you feel connected again.