Whenever violence is involved, by either party – it’s over.
Breaking up is an emotionally grueling experience, so many of us choose to put off the inevitable as long as possible when things go wrong. Breaking up may be hard to do, but do you know what’s harder than breaking up? Staying in an unhappy relationship when deep down you know it’s over. These seven signs can help you decide whether it’s time to go or stay.
1. You no longer enjoy spending time together. This warning sign should set off flashing red lights and warning bells in your head. The whole reason you got together to begin with was because you enjoyed each other’s company so much. Once that’s gone, what do you have left?
Couples don’t have to be joined at the hip, but they do need to spend quality time alone now and then to keep the spark alive. Do you find yourself making plans with other people so that you don’t have to be alone together? When you are alone, do you struggle to find things to say? Does every conversation lead to a fight?
2. You argue over everything, from what to do on Friday night to the best way to squeeze the toothpaste. Some couples seem to thrive on disagreements, but for most people, arguing is incredibly draining.
If you find yourself picking at everything your partner does and starting fights over nothing, it could be a symptom that something deeper is going on. Do you have hidden resentments you need to deal with, or has your relationship reached its use-by date?