Breaking up is hard to do, but that doesn’t always mean it is the wrong thing to do. Attachment is a strong bond which can make the truth hard to see, and staying with someone who isn’t right for you will make you unhappy in the long-term. Here are five tell-tale signs it’s time to break up. Trust me, you’ll be better off for it.
You Never Make Time To Hang Out
A good sign you’re with the right person is that you crave spending all your free time with them. The opposite also holds true, that when you’re not with the right person you don’t feel compelled to spend much time with them. Perhaps you even avoid them. If you find yourself doing this with your partner, it’s probably time to get out.
The Fights Are Never-Ending
Disagreements in relationships are normal, particularly as time goes on and you get more comfortable with each other. However, when you find that you’re fighting all the time, it might be a good idea to question why. It’s even worse if the fights are mean-spirited or about petty things. Whether you’re failing to communicate properly with one another, or you fundamentally disagree about key issues, a break up could be the best thing for you both.
You’ve Got A Cheating Heart
Perhaps you are constantly checking other people out wondering what it would be like to be with them. Or maybe you are actually cheating, emotionally, physically, or both. Either way, none of that is a good sign for your relationship. If you’re considering or seeking out intimacy with people that are not your partner, that likely means something is not right in the relationship.
Everything They Do Bothers You
Getting annoyed with your partner about minor ticks now and again is normal in long-term relationships. These are things like feeling frustrated about their slow walking or loud chewing. What isn’t normal is when the grievances pile up so high that you can almost never be around them and not be annoyed. This could be a sign that your feelings for them have changed, and it might be time to call it quits.
Sex Is Not On Your Mind
Your relationship might be in trouble if physical intimacy with your significant other rarely or never interests you. This includes sex, but also kissing, hugging, and otherwise intimate touch. Initiating this kind of touch is an indication of sexual and romantic attraction. Not initiating it often means the opposite, which is not a sign of a healthy relationship.