Any relationship requires communication.
Don’t be afraid to voice how you feel and don’t be offended when your mate voices how he feels. The key is to Make sure it’s done respectfully and in love.
If you feel like your mate is slacking or just feel that the relationship is just not what it used to be, don’t be afraid to let them know. The sooner you address the issue, the more likely it can be resolved. Avoiding the issue, doesn’t fix the issue.
Keeping secrets, hiding feelings, and being untruthful are the number one reasons relationships fail. What’s done in the dark, will always come to the light. Remember that.