Like the song says, love is a battlefield.
But love can be worth it if you put effort into keeping the relationship alive. However, sometimes it’s time to wave the white flag. This doesn’t mean you failed. Instead, breaking up to find someone who’s right for you means you’re brave and empowered.
Keep in mind that most of the items on this list are by no means set in stone—these things vary from couple to couple. But no matter what, the following 16 signs you may want to break up are worth paying attention to.
1. The sex is as appealing as a dentist appointment.
Long term relationships all have their ups and downs. There are times when you want to have sex with this person constantly, only to take breaks to refuel the passion. Other times, your sex drive packs up and goes on sabbatical, leaving you feeling the opposite.
But if being with someone makes your skin crawl, or your libido is interested in other people, the basis of attraction that keeps the relationship going may have left for good.
2. They’re unsupportive in front of family, or vice versa.
If he’s too afraid to stand up for you in front of his family, then you don’t know if he’s going to stand with you at all. Usually, this is something that’s non-negotiable if it’s someone you truly care about, otherwise don’t stick around. It won’t be worth it feeling like he’s ashamed of you constantly.
3. They’re abusive.