10 Things Women Do When They’re Tired Of A Relationship

things women do when they're tired of a relationship

When a woman is tired of a relationship, she shows it through her actions and body language.

She may not tell you directly that she is done but you’ll notice a significant change in her behavior.

Some common things women do when they’re tired of a relationship include picking fights for no reason, spending more time with others, and not communicating their feelings.

If your woman is suddenly behaving cold and detached, it could be a sign that she is no longer interested in building a relationship with you.

Keep reading to discover some obvious signs a woman is tired of a relationship and how to reignite the spark.


Does your woman get angry at the slightest provocation? Have you noticed that she’s suddenly behaving like someone else?

She may have grown tired of the relationship and is looking for a way out. Here are 10 things women do when they’re fed up with a relationship:

1. They stop communicating their feelings

One of the biggest signs a woman is tired of a relationship is that she stops talking to her partner about important things.

For example, she may avoid discussing her feelings or revealing what she really thinks about you.

When a woman has lost that loving feeling, she’ll drop hints that she’s checked out.

Watch out if she gives you one-word answers, refuses to talk about the future, and shows little or no interest in your life.

Has your woman stopped opening up about her dreams, worries, and emotions? Are conversations between you superficial, irregular, or tense?

If she no longer communicates with you like she used to, it could be a sign that she has already moved on in her heart.

The relationship has run its course and she’s ready to break up with you. So what can you do about this lack of communication in your relationship?

Find out what went wrong, avoid the blame game, and be ready to listen attentively.

Most times when women refuse to talk, it’s because they’ve been trying to communicate but you’ve not been listening.

Once you begin to pay attention to a woman’s complaints, she’ll naturally open up to you and be more vocal.

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2. They easily get annoyed with their partner

Another thing women do when they’re tired of a relationship is that they get irritated or angry at the slightest provocation.

When a woman is fed up with the relationship, the little things start to get on her nerves.

She gets annoyed by the way her man chews his food or cracks his knuckles.

She rolls her eyes at his boring jokes and stories she’s heard a hundred times.

She criticizes his habit of leaving dirty clothes on the floor or never putting the toilet seat down.

The things she once found endearing now irritate her to no end.

This growing annoyance is a clear sign the relationship spark has started to fizzle.

The chemistry and connection that first brought you together is fading.

While these behaviors can often be worked through with open communication and effort on both sides, if left unaddressed, they usually indicate it’s time to reevaluate the relationship.

The good news is, that when a woman is truly happy and in love, she finds even the little quirks and imperfections of her partner totally adorable.

So if she’s easily annoyed with you, the writing may already be on the wall.

It’s best to have an open and honest conversation before the annoyance turns to anger and resentment.

3. They stop showing love and affection

When a woman is tired of a relationship she usually stops putting in the effort to show her partner love and affection.

This emotional detachment is an indication that loving you is taking more time and energy than she’s willing to give.

Here are a few signs to watch out for in your relationship:

• She no longer compliments you: Gone are the sweet words of adoration and praise. No more “You look handsome today, babe!” or “Have I told you how much I appreciate you?” The compliments dry up as her feelings start to fade.

• Physical intimacy decreases: Those frequent hugs, kisses, and touches you’re used to receiving become less common.

Cuddling on the couch while watching TV is a thing of the past. If she’s not interested in being intimate with you, it’s a sign she’s just not feeling that spark or chemistry anymore.

• Dates become a chore: Planning fun outings together felt exciting at first, but now she sees it as just another obligation. She’d rather stay in than go on an elaborate date night.

If your partner’s enthusiasm for spending quality time together has vanished, it’s a clear indication that she’s emotionally detached.

Don’t be surprised if she starts picking more fights or being extra critical of you.

This is often a sign she’s unhappy in the relationship but doesn’t know how to express it properly.

She may be trying to push you away by creating drama and conflict.

If the woman in your life has stopped expressing her affection and love, it’s time for a serious discussion about your relationship.

But go into it with an open and understanding mind. With patience and work, you may be able to rekindle that spark!

things women do when they're tired of a relationship

4. They withdraw emotionally and become distant

When women start withdrawing emotionally, it’s usually a sign the relationship is over.

A woman will disconnect emotionally if she’s tired of trying to connect with someone who doesn’t seem to care anymore.

She’d rather keep things surface-level and avoid talking about her hopes, dreams, struggles, or accomplishments because she knows you’re not listening.

If your partner is not making an effort to share what’s going on with her, it means she’s already halfway out the door.

The emotional intimacy is gone, and she’s ready to move on to find someone who will be fully present and invested in the relationship.

Rather than nagging or pleading for you to change, she accepts that it’s too late to do anything. 

The only thing left is to plan her exit strategy and start imagining the freedom she’ll have after the breakup.

While it may be sad, she knows in the long run she’ll be happier once she’s out of an unfulfilling relationship and open to finding someone new.

If you notice your woman is suddenly cold and distant, try to woo her with some of her favorite things and be there for her whenever she needs you.

Once she sees that you’re caring and affectionate toward her, she’ll open up emotionally and put more effort into the relationship.

5. They no longer initiate intimacy

When the spark starts to fade in a relationship, women often start pulling away in subtle ways.

One major sign a woman is losing interest is that she no longer initiates intimacy.

If she used to be affectionate and flirty but now seems distant, that’s not a good sign.

Rather than coming up behind you for a hug or giving you a quick kiss, she avoids physical contact altogether.

She never suggests making out in a different location or trying new things in the bedroom to improve your love life.

The chemistry and passion you once shared have simmered down, leaving you confused about what happened to the intimacy you used to enjoy together.

This lack of physical intimacy is a warning that the emotional intimacy in the relationship is also suffering.

She’s putting up walls to protect herself which means she’s tired of the relationship and ready to move on.

If you want to revive your love life, you need to focus on improving your emotional connection.

That’s the only way your woman will feel safe and comfortable to make love to you.

6. They stop caring about their partner

When a woman is tired of a relationship, caring about her partner’s well-being becomes too much work.

She just can’t be bothered anymore! So she stops putting in effort and waits for the right time to end the relationship.

She no longer cares to plan fun dates or surprise her partner with little gifts because she feels the relationship isn’t working.

All that extra effort seems pointless to her so she does the bare minimum to keep the peace.

A woman who doesn’t care about her partner will also not prioritize his needs and desires. She’s too focused on herself to worry about anyone else!

She starts to put herself first and doesn’t care about doing things to make him happy.

When a woman becomes indifferent and apathetic, it means she has checked out emotionally even though she’s still physically present.

The truth is her heart just isn’t in the relationship anymore and this is not a good sign.

If your significant other has gotten to this point, you need to act fast before you lose her forever.

Women often endure a lot and give multiple chances, especially when they’re in love.

For a woman to abandon her man and refuse to care for him, it shows she has been deeply hurt and can’t take it anymore, so she turns off her emotions.

Being emotionally detached is the only way she can survive and avoid losing herself in the relationship.

Take some time to reflect and figure out what you did to hurt your partner.

Then apologize, make a sincere promise to change, and put in the effort to build a healthy, thriving love life with her.

things women do when they're tired of a relationship

7. They spend more time with their friends and family

Another thing women do when they’ve lost interest in a relationship is that they spend less time with their partner and more time with other people.

Quality time apart is healthy, but if your significant other is consistently choosing others over you, it means she’s checking out of the relationship.

For example, a woman who has lost interest may decide to frequently go out with her girlfriends, visit her parents almost every weekend, or plan a big family vacation without inviting her partner to join.

While maintaining a bond with family is important, if your partner is excluding you from meaningful moments, she could be distancing herself emotionally in preparation for an eventual breakup.

Spending less time with you in favor of others is a clue her heart is no longer in the relationship.

Talk to her about the need for you to spend quality time together as a couple and plan exciting dates you can go on.

8. They focus solely on themselves

Another sign a woman is tired of a relationship is that she focuses more on herself rather than nurturing her bond with her partner. This means:

• She’ll take up new hobbies and interests that energize her. Maybe she joins a local sports league, or book club, or starts learning to cook.

If she’s looking for new adventures to give her an outlet, it means she’s focused on nurturing herself.

• She’ll spend more time with supportive girlfriends. She’ll plan fun nights out, and weekend getaways and share details of the relationship that isn’t fulfilling her needs anymore.

If a woman is turning to her friends to provide encouragement and help, it’s a sign you’re no longer her confidant.

• She’ll make her health and wellness a priority. She begins exercising regularly, eats healthier and practices self-care.

Looking good and feeling even better helps shift her mindset so she can eventually move on.

• She’ll reclaim her freedom and independence. She does things on her own timeline like sleeping in, running errands solo, and making decisions without worrying what her partner thinks.

When a woman is nurturing herself, her love life becomes an afterthought.

This “me-first” mentality allows her to gain clarity and realize the relationship is no longer right for her.

At this point, she’ll begin to prioritize her well-being and personal growth more. 

She may choose to do a solo yoga session, take herself out for coffee, or curl up on the couch with a book instead of reconnecting with her partner.

While a woman needs to nurture herself, if your significant other is always choosing alone time over together time, this is a clear sign she’s ready to end the relationship.

things women do when they're tired of a relationship

9. They don’t put much effort into the relationship

Another way to tell a woman is tired of a relationship is that she no longer invests her time, energy, or money into building the relationship.

For example, she may stop putting effort into her appearance when she’s with her partner.

Has your woman stopped dressing up nice or putting on makeup? This could indicate that she has no desire to look beautiful for you.

When a woman stops caring about impressing her partner, it’s a clear sign she’s losing interest in the relationship.

Has she stopped making home-cooked meals or preparing your favorite foods?

Does she express little desire to engage in meaningful conversations or bonding activities together?

If she now prefers to order takeout, watch TV alone, scroll through social media, or stay busy with her hobbies, it means she’s disconnected from you.

These signs indicate that the passion and enthusiasm have evaporated from the relationship, which is not good.

It may be time for a serious discussion about the current situation of your love life.

Every relationship goes through ups and downs, but if your partner has truly checked out, you need to do something before it’s too late.

10. They start exploring other options

When a woman is tired of a relationship, she starts scoping out new options.

Have you noticed your partner acting differently lately?

Maybe she’s not laughing at your jokes any more or doesn’t seem interested in the deep conversations you used to share.

One major sign a woman is ready to move on is if she’s casually flirting with other guys.

Whether it’s playfully chatting with the cute neighbor across the street, giggling with a coworker, or signing up on a dating site, flirting releases feel-good hormones that remind her of the thrill of a new romance.

Another hint she’s got one foot out the door is if she’s suddenly very interested in her appearance.

Is she hitting the gym more often, updating her hairstyle, or buying a whole new wardrobe? She could be revamping her look to attract a new partner.

Likewise, if she’s now frequently going out for “girls’ nights” but being vague about her plans, there’s a chance she’s getting back into the dating scene.

If your woman is considering other options while she’s still in a relationship with you, it means you’re about to lose her to someone else.


Now that I’ve given you a list of things women do when they’re tired of a relationship, you don’t need to guess whether your woman is ecstatic about you. 

If the passion and emotional intimacy you once shared seems lacking, she may have already checked out of the relationship in her mind and heart.

But don’t worry, with open communication and effort on both sides, you can rekindle your connection or at least gain closure before moving on to new adventures!


Recommended reading:

9 Signs Your Partner Is Unhappy In The Relationship

21 Obvious Signs Your Relationship Is Over

How To Know When To Walk Away From A Relationship

About The Author

Jennifer Dagi

Jennifer Dagi is happily married to her best friend and the love of her life.

As a relationship coach, she is passionate about helping couples build healthy and happy relationships.

She strongly believes communication and intimacy are the most important ingredients for building a successful relationship.

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