No matter how hard you wish for it, some relationships are simply not going to work out. Life’s hard, but sometimes, things don’t turn out the way they were supposed to, so it may be better to simply end the relationship. There’s no point in staying in a broken relationship – it’s healthier for you to simply move on. The earlier you choose to do so, the faster you’ll be able to move on with life. Don’t prolong the inevitable – just face the facts and pull the plug before it pulls it from you.
But, how does one know when a relationship is nearly over?
According to experts, these 12 signs can help:
Your Vision of the Future Doesn’t Mesh at All
If you don’t share at least a similar vision of your future as a couple, you can’t expect things to work out. Your plans and dreams should overlap – if they don’t, your relationship is doomed to fail.
You’re Not Happy in
If you’re not feeling happy in a relationship, you shouldn’t pursue it. Of course, relationships are not easy, but they shouldn’t make you feel miserable. If you’re not happy, walk away before the relationship destroys you.
You’re Plagued by Insecurities
We can never know what future has in store for us. You may doubt the strength of love in the relationship or think that you’re only a small step away from destroying it all. If you’re always on the edge and plagued by insecurities, your relationship will crumble soon.
You Can’t Find Anything to Be Grateful For
When asked to describe your partner, you’re at a loss for words. If you can’t find anything you’re grateful for in your relationship, it has already run its course.
You Keep Hoping Things Would Get Better
Hoping that your relationship will get better and it doesn’t is the point when you should just end it. Don’t extend the deadline – you’re only prolonging the inevitable demise and torturing yourself.
You Regularly Argue
Arguments are not uncommon in a relationship – in fact, they are a sign of a healthy one. However, if they suddenly become far more common than before, you have to ask yourself if they’re doing any harm. The answer is yes – the constant arguing will break your relationship bit by bit until it finally succumbs to the pressure.
You’re Always Crying
If you find yourself crying and you’re feeling miserable often, your relationship is already shattered. Once the emotional toll becomes too much to bear, it’s time to call it quits.
The Toxicity Starts Affecting Other Areas of Your Life
A toxic relationship can cause a lot of trouble in your life. The toxicity can “leak” into your career and affect it, while the bitterness destroys your health. When the stress of your toxic relationship starts affecting our areas of your life, it’s time to end things before they end you.
You Don’t Like Being Around Each Other
When you’re living together, you will spend most of your free time with your partner. Of course, you won’t always be happy about it, but when you can’t stand being around him or her every day, it’s time to reconsider your options.
You’re Flirting With Others
Flirting is most often harmless. However, when both partners do it, it’s clearly due to a crumbling relationship. The flirting means that you’ve given up and aren’t loyal to each other. In this case, it’s better to end the relationship instead of ruining your lives further.
You Don’t Trust Each Other
A healthy relationship is always built on trust – if you can’t rely on yourself, there’s no point in going on. Unreliable partners who don’t have each other’s backs will ruin your relationship and bring it to an ugly ending.
You Lie to Yourself About the State of Your Relationship
If you don’t want to face the obvious facts, at least don’t deny it. There’s no point in continuing with a toxic relationship as you won’t like to deal with the backlash that stems from it. Just gather the courage and break it up – it’s the best thing for both of you.