The idea of “smothering” our spouse might sound odd, especially when you got married so you could spend the rest of your lives in union together. But feeling smothered in your marriage is a real issue that many of us don’t want to admit. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to spend quality time with your significant other. In fact, it’s a good thing. But it can become overwhelming when the desire feels forced or isn’t reciprocated. Smothering usually has good intentions behind it. You may be going through a phase or trial in your marriage and believe that if you spend as much time as possible together, the relationship will get better. But, if your spouse feels smothered, they will begin to withdraw from you when left unchecked. Here are six signs you might be smothering your spouse. These issues can cause friction and even resentment towards one another.