Most of us have been in a relationship that lasted a little (or a lot) longer than it should have. Breakups are painful—there’s no way around it—so who can blame us for wanting to keep a relationship past its expiry time? Still, staying in a dysfunctional, unhappy relationship longer than necessary can be even worse than calling it quits.
We decided that watching you be in denial about the state of your clearly dying relationship won’t be fair.
Below, are 5 fool-proof signs your relationship is failing and it’s time you ended it.
If you have to argue about the same things over and over, it’s not healthy for the relationship. The best approach is to work at resolving them, but if one partner is bent on being constantly annoying, then it’s definitely a sign to end it.
You’re more into it
Most relationships invariably came to an end because the other person was clearly serious while the other just wanted to bask in the attention. This is going to sound mean, but maybe the things they admired about you weren’t enough to outweigh their perception of your shortcomings and eccentricities. Red flags are when he/she would rather deliberately check out their phones or flirt with other people than give you any attention.
A clash of values
No one is perfect! Accept that, but never accept the unwillingness of your significant other to understand what’s important to you. When major values are out of sync, whether it’s family, faith, empathy, or whatever, it’d put a big strain on the relationship.
When simple affectionate and romantic gestures are no longer appealing to you, that’s worth paying attention to. One of the clear signs that a relationship is near its end is when you lose that ease that comes so naturally when you’re truly comfortable with each other.
You know that feeling that you and your partner are no longer on the same team? Maybe it is really time to get out, instead of rooting for each other when one person is struggling with something, and feeling very much alone. A relationship is not worth losing your self-worth over.
Have you noticed any of these signs in your relationship? How did you deal with them?