I have been in a relationship for eight months with my girlfriend. I have not felt the same since we got back from summer vacation. It started like most relationships, and we had our “honeymoon” phase. But that only lasted halfway through the summer. When we got back to school, things suddenly changed.
I have begun to notice the things she does wrong. Suddenly we can not go a week without arguing at least once. I can admit that 50% is me being an instigator, and no argument needs to happen. But the other 50% really upsets me, especially when she tells me that it’s nothing to be upset about.
For example: she will constantly find something wrong with me. I mess up speaking, she points it out. I mess up helping her with homework, she says, “I thought you said you were good at math.”
Honestly, I get that they are little things, but constant small attacks can begin to destroy a person. I don’t know what to do.
Side-note: whenever my girlfriend and I are in a rough patch, I start thinking about my ex and how she would be in certain issues. I keep comparing them.
What should I do? I have been so torn lately and just need some type of help.