Sometimes, we all get to that point in our relationships where we know that it has to come to an end. You know that perhaps, your partner does not behave just how he used to or that you do not derive as much joy from it.
Yes, it might get there but how do you know that it is the right time to end your relationship? How do you know that you are not exaggerating and seeing something entirely different?
We have compiled below some signs to help you know that it is the right time to end your relationship.
1. You are putting your life on hold
Let us get one thing straight: relationships are bonuses in life. The goal is to have an independently happy life, find someone who also has an independently happy life, and share your fabulously independent lives together.
So if your life is being put on hold because of their choices – that ain’t good.
It’s okay if there is a little give and take- we understand that there should be a compromise in every relationship. Your relationship responsibilities won’t always be evenly distributed. But you should always be able to pursue your goals, keep moving forward, and build the life you envisioned while you are dating somebody else (who ideally is doing the same thing).
2. You feel “hidden” by your partner
Has it been seven months and you haven’t met their parents, who live just three streets away? Has your partner never posted a photo of you on social media, or invited you to their office party?
Depending on the circumstances, keeping things quiet initially can add to the excitement, but there comes a point when being their “little secret” is more degrading than anything else. You deserve to know your partner is proud of you and committed to the relationship. And what better way to know this than being introduced to their friends and families.
3. You’re a different person around your partner
Many people say that their “better half” makes them “a better person.” This shouldn’t be a red flag — learning from and being inspired by our partners is one of the wonderful advantages of being in a relationship.
But many of us have that friend (or are that person) who acts completely different when they’re around their partner. Maybe we seem more enthusiastic, easy-going, or pretentious.
If you feel like you’re playing a part, behaving and responding based on how you think you should rather than authentically, you might want to reassess things.
4. You feel disrespected on a regular basis
Some people would say it’s never okay to be made to feel such things in a relationship, but as we all know, we’re all humans and we all say hurtful or insensitive things from time to time. If your partner messes up occasionally and responds with remorse and sincerity, that might not be a reason to call it quits. However, if the above feelings are common ones and happen too often for it to be coincidental, you might have to move forward without them.
5. You don’t feel loved
One of the best reasons for being in a relationship is having the solid belief that you are special, particularly to your partner. It’s the most magical, delusional, and incredible feeling in the world! That happy way you feel when you realize that they chose you.
If you don’t feel this way, again, what then is the point of your being in a relationship?
Not feeling loved has got to be one of the worst feelings EVER. If you do not feel loved in that relationship, maybe it is time to leave.