"A feeling of disconnection can be the one of the first signs that a relationship has a serious problem. Common complaints would include a realization that you and your partner are spending less and less time together, and have stopped talking about anything but the 'business of life' such as what groceries to buy or what bills need to be paid. Feeling as though you're 'in a rut,' or 'just going through the motions'. During this phase, it is easy to just try to ignore your feelings and hope that this phase will just work itself out. This is usually the time in a relationship when the sexual connection begins to dwindle. While sex is a pleasurable, fun part of a relationship, after the initial 'honeymoon' phase, the quality of sex is usually quite closely tied with the quality of the communication between partners.