One minute it seemed your partner could do no wrong, and the next you find yourself gritting your teeth at the way he eats his cornflakes or tells the same jokes or never gets round to doing the things she promises to do.
The range of reasons a partner can be annoying is wide and diverse – and typically it will be the small things which annoy. And the next thing that happens is that irritability comes stealing in.
I have lost count of the number of times a client has said to me “I just find he drives me crazy” and “I don’t like who I am becoming”.
So what is going on here? Have you or your partner become someone else? Was love in fact blind? Finding everything your partner does irritating can be stressful, worrying and frustrating. And many clients talk of a sinking feeling that their relationship has become a burden, not a plus, in their lives.