Okay so, you’ve had a feeling for a while that it might be time for you to move on, but it feels like there’s something holding you back. It could be his boy band good looks, his charming personality or just the fact that you’re scared of being alone. Whatever it is, it’s time to investigate the facts and find out whether you should or shouldn’t break up. To help you out, we’ve identified seven signs that could indicate a breakup is (or should be) on the horizon.
Sign 1: He’s emotionally or physically abusive
I’ve tackled the biggest issue head-on to begin with because I truly believe that no woman (or man) should stay in an abusive relationship. Abusive relationships leave us feeling depressed, hopeless, helpless and out of control. They can also injure us, both physically and emotionally, and lead to a myriad of health issues in the future. Here are some signs of an abusive relationship:
Tries to control your behavior
Gets jealous easily
Insults you in public or private
Makes you feel confused or like you are going ‘crazy’
Threatens violence against you, your pets, or people you love
Makes you feel scared
If you, or somebody you know, are in an abusive relationship make sure you get help as soon as possible. If you are in immediate danger, call your local police or emergency services. You should also surround yourself with friends and family who will support you to get out of the situation.
Sign 2: You bicker all the time
Okay, so all couples fight. It’s almost impossible not to! After all, you’re not going to agree about everything. You’re different people, with different opinions and different perspectives, so it’s important to take the whole ‘bickering’ sign with a pinch of salt.
In saying that however, if you’re fighting on a daily basis about petty things like not passing the ketchup fast enough and the way he puts the milk away, then you should probably take this as a potential sign that a breakup is looming.
Use your judgment and try to analyze whether you’re just permanently annoyed with each other or if there are actually certain problems that can be resolved in the relationship.