It’s awful when you feel like someone you care about is slipping away from you, especially if it feels like there’s no obvious reason why.
But I’m here to tell you 10 surprising reasons why she is acting distant all of a sudden, so you know what to do about it!
1) She’s just not that into you
If you’re in a relationship with a woman who is distancing herself from you, it’s important to ask yourself if she’s really that into you.
Maybe she’s just not into you the way you are into her.
It’s good to always remember that someone else’s feelings and desires don’t have anything to do with you.
They are their own private feelings, and they have nothing to do with you. It’s usually nothing personal, just a lack of compatibility.
So, if a woman isn’t into you, there’s very little you can do about it.
It’s true that some women act distant as a way of testing men.
They want to know how interested you are in them, so they see how long it takes you to call them or ask them out.
But you can also feel free to ask her how she feels about you if you’re not sure.
You see, if you already got the sense that she might not like you like that, it could be because of her not being into you.
If the situation feels safe enough for you to do this, you can ask her if she feels the chemistry is there between the two of you.
I know, you might not want to hear the answer, especially if it’s one you didn’t anticipate, but in my opinion, it’s better to know the truth than to live with a lie, right?
I mean think about it: would you rather be with her for months only to find out that she’s not really into you, or would you rather end it now and find someone who is into you?
It’s your choice, but I think the second option sounds much more attractive!
2) The timing is bad
If a woman is distancing herself from you, she might be doing so because the timing is bad for her to take the next step in the relationship.
This can especially be true if you’ve just started dating.
If you’ve just started dating, she might not be ready to meet your friends or family yet.
She might not yet feel comfortable introducing you to her friends either.
If the timing is bad, she might be able to tell you that.
But if she isn’t comfortable talking about it, you might have to just feel around to see if you can get an idea of why the timing is bad.
Maybe there is an ex who is still in the picture, or she wants to put her focus on her career right now.
There are lots of reasons why the timing might be bad.
If you feel like the timing is bad, you don’t have to wait for her to be ready.
You can tell her that you want to take things slowly and see if she is open to that.
But you can also just leave. You see, there is nobody who tells you you need to wait around for her to decide what to do!
If you don’t want to deal with her acting distant, you can simply leave!
3) She’s secretly upset about something
This is a pretty common reason why a woman might start acting distant.
She might be upset about something and not be able to talk about it or even know how to bring it up with you.
Women who are upset usually want to share their feelings with the people they care about.
There are a few ways you can tell if she is upset about something and doesn’t know how to talk to you about it.
If she seems to be avoiding talking to you, she might be trying to avoid making herself more upset.
If the only thing she wants to do is spend time with her friends, and she seems to be pushing you away, she might be upset.
And most importantly, if she seems to be withdrawing from you, or if she seems to be pulling away, she might be upset and not know how to talk to you about it.
Now: Have you guys had an argument that might be causing her to be upset? Or do you think something else could have happened?
Perhaps she saw a girl’s name pop up on your phone?
You see, there are lots of different reasons why she might be upset and yes, it would be a better idea to simply talk to you about it honestly, but many women just don’t do that, and there’s nothing you can really do about that.
Ask her outright if she’s upset and try to listen to her.
What would a relationship coach say?
While this article will shed light on the main reasons she is acting distant, it can be helpful to speak to a relationship coach about your situation.
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4) She might be losing interest
If a woman starts to act distant, you might have to ask yourself if there’s a chance she’s losing interest in you.
It’s true that women can lose interest in men just as men can lose interest in women.
If you’re dating a woman who’s been acting distant lately, you might have to ask yourself if she has lost interest in you.
If you feel like she has, you might have to decide what to do next.
You might have to decide if it’s worth waiting for her to regain interest in you or if you should break up with her instead.
You see, if she is losing interest, ask yourself why.
Sometimes it has nothing to do with you, but other times, it might be because you have been too focused on other things and not giving her enough attention.
5) She feels unsafe around you or doesn’t trust you enough to be your partner
If a woman is distancing herself from you then you might want to consider the possibility that she might be distancing herself from you because she feels that you are not doing anything to make her feel unsafe or to make her not trust you enough to be your partner.
If she feels unsafe or doesn’t trust you enough to be your partner, she might be distancing herself from you because she doesn’t want to be in a relationship with you.
You might want to ask her if she feels safe with you and if she trusts you to be her partner. You can do this in a kind way, without accusing her of anything.
You see, for women, it’s all about feeling safe. When women feel safe, they can let go of control and let themselves fall for you.
But when a woman doesn’t feel safe she shuts down and becomes really distant.
This might be happening to you if you are dating a woman who is acting distant.
If this is happening, ask yourself what it is that makes her feel unsafe and if there’s anything you can do to make her feel safer.
6) Her needs are going unmet
If a woman is distancing herself from you and you are not doing anything to make her feel unsafe, then you might want to consider the possibility that her needs are going unmet in the relationship.
If there are needs that she has that aren’t being met by the two of you being together, she might not know what to do about it.
Or she might be too uncomfortable to bring it up with you.
If there are needs she has that aren’t being met, she might feel like she is slowly dying inside because she doesn’t know how to get them met.
I know, this sounds dramatic, but it’s true! Especially with people who don’t know how to meet their own needs, it can get tricky.
If you’re dating a woman and you notice that she is acting distant, you might want to ask her if you are meeting her needs. You can do this in a kind way, without accusing her of anything.
Talking about your respective needs and how to best meet them is a super healthy approach to a relationship.
7) She has a past trauma that makes her fear commitment
If a woman is distancing herself from you, it’s possible that she has a past trauma that makes her fear commitment.
Some women have past traumas that make them fear commitment.
Maybe they were abused in the past, or maybe they grew up in an unstable home.
If a woman has a past trauma that makes her fear commitment, she might be distancing herself from you because she doesn’t want to be in a relationship with you.
You might want to ask her if she has a past trauma that makes her fear commitment. However, don’t ask her outright, simply talk to her and listen intently, steering the conversation in that direction.
The thing is, trauma can be healed, so if that’s the reason for her acting distant, you can reassure her and be there for her.
8) She has a new boyfriend (or a new interest)
If you’re in a relationship with a woman who is suddenly distancing herself from you, you might have to ask yourself if she has a new boyfriend or a new interest.
You don’t want to be accusing or nosy when you ask her if she has a new boyfriend or a new interest.
You want to ask her in a kind way that is not aggressive or controlling.
You want her to feel like she can tell you if she has a new interest or if she has a new boyfriend.
If she suddenly starts acting distant, it’s possible that she’s met someone else and is trying to figure out what to do about it.
If she has a new boyfriend or a new interest, she might be distancing herself from you because she doesn’t want to hurt either of you.
Or she might be distancing herself from you because she feels guilty about the new person in her life.
You see, that’s a pretty tricky situation, as you obviously don’t want to be the guy waiting around for her to decide between you and another guy.
If there is someone else in the picture, it is totally valid for you to simply leave the situation and try to find someone who is single.
9) She’s getting ready to break up with you
If you’re in a relationship with a woman who is suddenly distancing herself from you, it might be because she’s getting ready to break up with you.
You probably don’t want to hear it, but if a woman is distancing herself from you, it could be because she’s getting ready to break up with you.
However, being prepared for the break-up and being prepared for the possibility of being broken up with are two different things.
Being prepared for the break-up means that you accept that it might happen at some point and that there isn’t much you can do about it.
Being prepared for being broken up with means that you are actually trying to prevent the break-up from happening by doing things like talking to her and seeing where the relationship might have gone wrong.
Now: sometimes, there is simply nothing you can do to prevent a breakup. If a woman has decided that she is over the relationship, that’s kind of it, nothing more to talk about here.
But in that case, you’re probably better off with someone else, anyways. You want to be with someone who chooses you 100%, right?
10) She’s going through a tough time
Sometimes people will act distant because they are going through a tough time in their life.
This could be anything from losing a job, having financial problems, or even just having relationship problems with her friends.
It could also be that she is just in an introverted mood that day, and she just doesn’t feel like talking to anyone.
If you ask her what’s wrong and she tells you, then great! You’ve cleared up any confusion about why she has been acting distant.
Just remember not to come off as too pushy or demanding when you talk to her about it; remember that if she’s acting distant because of something difficult in her life, then she probably doesn’t want to talk about it at the moment.
A woman might also act distant because of something that is causing her stress or worry at work.
So don’t push for information if she seems reluctant to give it to you; let her know that you’re there for her whenever she feels ready for some company.
If things are bad enough for her that she needs some space right now, give it to her; sometimes people will appear as though they have shut you out when in reality, other things in their lives are simply causing them stress.
If that’s the case for you two, remember that this stressful time will pass and you will get back to a better place in the relationship again.
11) She thinks you’re playing her
Okay, this one is one of the only ones that actually have to do with you.
She might be acting distant because she thinks that you’re playing her.
This can happen if you’re flaking on her a lot, or if she sees that you’re texting other girls while you’re in a relationship with her.
If she thinks that the relationship is fake and that you are just toying with her emotions, then it’s no surprise that she might get upset and try to distance herself from the situation.
If this is the case, then it’s time to take a look at your actions and figure out what exactly it is about them that is giving her this impression of your intentions.
And if none of it is true and you are loyal to her, then have a conversation about this!
Maybe her insecurities are making her believe that you are talking to other girls when you really aren’t.
You will figure it out
No matter what, eventually you will figure it out.
Either your relationship will be better than ever, or it might end, but whatever happens, it will be for the best, believe me!
Can a relationship coach help you too?
If you want specific advice on your situation, it can be very helpful to speak to a relationship coach.
I know this from personal experience…
A few months ago, I reached out to Relationship Hero when I was going through a tough patch in my relationship. After being lost in my thoughts for so long, they gave me a unique insight into the dynamics of my relationship and how to get it back on track.
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