It is completely normal to find yourself bored in your relationship at some point. Bustle, and certified couples therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT, explain that there are reasons for the boredom, and what you can do about it.

  • You're used to more dramatic relationships which makes a healthy and safe relationship foreign and uncomfortable to you. I've been there, I get it. But not having to really worry about if you'll be together tomorrow is so nice! Talk to your partner and learn how you can become comfortable in knowing that there is security with this relationship.
  • Your communication skills need work and that's a big issue for a lot of relationships. Without communication, you don't really have a relationship, so try talking to your partner more. Express yourself and how you're feeling. And learn to be a good listener, too, because it goes both ways!
  • You have unrealistic expectations for your relationship. The beginnings of a relationship is the fun stuff because everything is new and exciting! When the honeymoon phase is over though, continuing the relationship takes work, and you both have to be willing to put in the effort.

It's okay to get bored in your relationship, but knowing why you're bored is important if you want to change that feeling and move forward in your relationship.

(via Bustle)