Relationships 25 Signs Your Significant Other Loves You, But Doesn't Like You  

Mel Judson
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List Rules Vote up the biggest indicators your boyfriend or girlfriend isn't your friend anymore.

Love is a funny thing. The only constant is its constant evolution; it exists as nothing more than mercurial emotions that must be tended like a fire. In some cases, love grows into an unbreakable bond that makes the word “relationship” seem like an understatement. But most relationships never reach this level of unyielding dedication, and instead burn out like a raging furnace that consumed all its oxygen and died a brutal, fast death. To cut that kind of attrition off at the pass, you need to recognize warning signs in your relationship. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself alone in an empty apartment with a bottle of wine and some Smiths records wondering why you wasted years of your life.

Can you love someone without liking them? This is a question a lot of couples face once they begin the transition from going steady to thinking about the future, and in many cases, it’s something that doesn’t even come up until after the wedding vows have been exchanged. If you’re looking for signs your spouse doesn't like you, the unfortunate truths on this list might offer some help. What you do after you’ve decided your significant other doesn’t like you any more, even though they love you, is up to you. There’s always the possibility of fixing things, the likelihood of which depends on how broken your relationship is. 

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451 85
You Feel Like They're Being Distant, but Nothing Is Really Different

387 101
They Are Only Truly Present When It's Convenient for Them

390 107
They No Longer Make Grand Gestures

365 100
They Stop Sharing Their True Feelings With You

375 126
Their Idea of Hanging Out Is Bingewatching TV

357 119
You Have Just Enough Sex So Your Relationship Survives

331 118
They Rarely Say They Miss You

323 131
You Rarely Have "Fun" Without Fighting

290 121
They're Only There for You When It's Convenient for Them

281 117
They Gravitate Toward Activities Where They Can Ignore You

300 137
They're Often Too Tired to Spend Time With You

291 145
They Spend Just the Right Amount of Time with You, but No More Than the Minimum

237 151
They Text More Than They Talk to You

218 142
Whenever You Try to Do Something Nice for Them, it Has to Be on Their Terms

223 155
They're Your Best Friend, but They Never Say It

212 159
They're Vague About Future Commitments

222 174
They Don't Argue with You Passionately

198 164
They Do Anything They Can to Stay Away from You, Even Work

186 158
Whenever You Drop Plans They're Very Understanding

168 189
They Buy Mostly Semi-Thoughtful Gifts

146 171
They Introduce You to their Friends, But Don't Spend Time with You When They're Around

163 200
They Ask You to Go to Everything, but Don't Seem Fully Committed to Going

144 193
They Are Affectionate, Yet Not Very Playful

92 238
They Go Out of Their Way to Not Be Seen in Public with You

31 257
Every Time You Mention Moving in Together, They Clam Up