5 Signs That Indicate Your Relationship Should Be Over
How do you know when it’s time to walk away? Relationship experts list the five signs that indicate you’re headed towards a breakup.
Plenty of Fish dating expert Shannon Smith and divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler offer their opinions to Business Insider on when it’s time to call it quits.
1. Different Life Goals
Both Smith and Zielger believe it’s okay to have different life paths but if there is no middle ground, then you should save the anguish that will come later on.
“If you find yourselves picturing a future that’s quite different, sometimes breaking up can be a compassionate act that can save everyone some significant pain and resentment down the road,” writes Smith.
2. You’ve Changed For The Worst
If your partner brings out the worst in you, it might be time to break free. Individuals often change a bit in relationships, say the experts, but if it’s impacting you negatively, then that is not a good sign.
“If you no longer recognize yourself, and don’t like who you’ve become, it’s time to seriously shake up your routine and take a hard look at your relationship,” Smith told Business Insider.
3. You’re Just Not That Into Them Anymore
If you’d rather hang out with your friends rather than your partner, it’s pretty clear the relationship may be over. However, while it seems obvious to others, Ziegler says that sign is harder to recognize.
Smith adds if you’re beginning to shut them out because you just don’t care about their feelings or no longer want to be physical with them, that’s a serious sign the relationship is beyond over.
4. Shared Interest Have Changed
Silence between a couple can be an indication they no longer share similar interests.
“A partnership is togetherness,” Ziegler tells Business Insider, and “if you find yourself unable to partake in your SO’s hobbies or vice versa, it’s time to rethink this courtship and part ways.”
5. Fighting For The Sake Of Fighting
If the bad is outweighing the good in a relationship, it’s time to end it.
Smith explains if you’re actively seeking out fights or rehashing old ones, it’s time to re-evaluate your partnership.
If you’re “finding it increasingly difficult to see the good in them, and you often find yourself seeking out conflict, or rehashing the same fights over and over,” it’s time to take a hard look at your relationship, Smith said.
As they say, breaking up is hard to do but you should do what’s right for you.