How to know what your boyfriend or girlfriend is thinking
If you have a hunch that your partner is upset, look out for the ‘fake tear wipe’. This subtle signal occurs when someone is upset by something. The person indicates their sadness by brushing below their eye, as if wiping away an imaginary tear. However, the person may not actually say they are sad. In fact they may be saying the very opposite.
For example, if you were talking about a shared friend who just got married, your partner might breezily say that they are very happy for the newlyweds. However, as they say this, they do the ‘fake tear wipe’, which might indicate that they are feeling sad over the marriage, possibly because their friend has now settled down and their relationship will be forced to change.