5 Reasons why partners drift apart

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Mayowa Durojaye

Ever wondered why a relationship that was seemingly going smoothly then takes a bad turn?

The reasons why partners drift apart is no brain teaser at all as they differ in various relationships but there are some reasons that cut across most relationships. The drifting apart might take some time to unfold but what is important is to tackle the issues before it is too late.

Here are the five most common reasons couples drift apart and what you can do to avoid or, as the case may be, correct these issues in your own relationship.


Communication can be said to be the oil that makes relationships work. Lack of communication builds a bridge between partners or even tries to tear them apart completely. Great relationships are a product of hard work and communication. Understandably the lines of communication need to be open to avoid a drift.

Lack of Quality time

Sometimes you just need to learn to put your phone away when you are with your partner; after all you are in a relationship with your partner, not with your phone. Placing other things above your partner could lead to a couple drifting apart. No matter how busy your schedule is, it is important you take out time for your partner. Spend quality time together, like going some place together, as this will eliminate drift.


Once you are in a relationship you have to learn to forgive in advance because the fact remains that your partner might likely hurt you deliberately or otherwise. Unforgiveness is a natural human response but you have to learn to forgive consciously.

Third-party influence

Yes, this point made it to the list. When third-party influence begins to feature in a relationship, there is a possibility that it will lead to a drift if it is negative. If the third-party influence is not positive, then in your best interest it is a no no.


Being excessively concerned for oneself could hurt the other and can take a toll on the relationship. It goes to show you care less about your partner and more about yourself.

Make a conscious effort to avoid these factors and save your relationship.


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