While a common goal of being in a romantic relationship with someone is to feel free and happy, sometimes the opposite occurs.
And this happens more often than we might think. So I'm turning to the BuzzFeed Community to ask: If you have ever felt stuck or stagnant in a romantic relationship — either your current one or a past one — tell us about it. What made you realize that? What (if anything) did you do next?
Maybe you felt stuck because you felt "in debt" to the relationship because of something you both went through — and you felt guilty for feeling this way.
Or maybe you felt stuck while being in a relationship with someone because you were with them for over 10 years and didn't know how to start over.
Or finally, maybe you did feel stuck within a relationship, but something fixed it. If so, what was that?
Also, while you felt stuck, were there certain ways you coped? And if you did end things with your partner, how did that conversation go? Also, how did you feel after the relationship ended? What advice would you give someone going through something similar now?
Tell us in the comments below (or fill out this Google form here) if you ever felt stuck while in a relationship, why you did, and what happened. Select responses might be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.