Commitment, chemistry, and wanting to spend time together are the three essential elements of a good relationship. If you feel as though one of these elements is missing, it might be time to let go.
Trying to fix a problem may be a step in the right direction. However, if your effort results in no positive change, it may repel either you or your partner. Consequently, it might leave you feeling desperate, anxious, and lonely.
Signs your relationship is on its deathbed can be clear as day. However, you’re on the fence, wondering if that tugging feeling is right. If you are considering when to call it quits, here are five signs it’s time to let go of your relationship.
You Are Different People
You may love dogs, and they love cats. Maybe one of you is a social butterfly while the other enjoys staying in. While this may seem trivial, if your values are in constant conflict with neither of you ready to compromise, you have a problem.
During the initial stages of dating, it’s easy to overlook these aspects. For sure, opposites attract but if none of you are willing to meet each other halfway anymore, take this as a sign that it’s time to walk away.
You’ve Lost Interest
In the honeymoon stage, you may seem not to get enough of each other. Remember the lengthy phone calls, texts, and endless dates? What of the day-to-day chats as you both exchange different opinions on life?
If you find yourself no longer interested in those moments, and spending time together as you once did seems like a chore, then it’s time to let go. It is possible to outgrow each other and no longer feel the passion you once had.
Avoiding Future Plans
One of the highlights of a successful relationship is spending time with each other, imagining or even planning things together. But if planning does not seem attractive to you and you find it challenging to commit to your partner’s life goals, then that is a red flag.
Feigning interest and hopping on your partner’s life goals out of resentment will only leave the both of you miserable and feeling frustrated. Therefore, if you do not honestly see meaning in a relationship, it’s time to end it.
You Fear Being Alone
Begin letting go if the fear of being single is keeping you in the relationship. You may be overlooking the reality that you need to work on yourself. Continuing a relationship under these terms is guaranteed to leave you miserable.
Finding comfort in the discomfort of your relationship is a terrible reason to stay. Furthermore, you will be blocking yourself from meeting someone better and creating a happy and healthy relationship. Do some self-check-in and realize what you truly deserve.
Trust Is Broken
Cheating or lying can significantly impact a relationship. Security in a relationship means trust towards both parties involved. It is possible to rebuild trust, but if you find it difficult to open your heart and do so, you should move on.
It would be unfair to place yourself in a situation where you always question your partner’s whereabouts every time they leave the house. If it is difficult to forgive your partner’s actions and rebuild trust, then it’s better to walk away.