Relationships take effort, but walking away from someone you love can be totally devastating.
It’s easy to know when it’s right for you, but harder to judge when your romance is reaching a point of no return.
No one wants to make the mistake of ending a romance that could have been saved, which means many people stick with people they should have walked away from long ago.
But how do you know if your relationship could be saved or if it is doomed to fail?
11 subtle signs that could indicate your relationship is not working anymore:
1. YOU HAVE FEELINGS FOR SOMEONE ELSE
If either of you start to have feelings for someone else, it could be a sign that you’ve let go of the relationship emotionally. It’s okay to think about other people even when you’re in a relationship, but developing strong feelings when you’re meant to be with someone else is a sign that you’re not committed to your partner.
2. YOU LOSE CONFIDENCE
Partners should support each other and keep trusting when they are having a bad day. If yours doesn’t do this anymore, you may start to feel rejected and lose confidence. Feeling alone is even more difficult when you’re supposed to be with someone, and the loss of support can be one of the first signs that it’s over between you.
3. YOUR PRIVATE LIFE CHANGES
Intimate relationships are at the heart of any relationship, and when you lose attraction in the bedroom, it can reflect bigger issues. If you are no longer intimately interested in your partner, it could mean that the relationship is coming to an end. On the other hand, the end of a relationship can often stimulate your intimate life; mainly because one of you knows you don’t stay together long.
4.EVEN THE LITTLE THINGS MAKES YOU ANGRY
You can’t go a day without a little argument or a sarcastic comment. You raise your voice every week, suddenly getting upset over things you would never have paid attention to a few months ago. The way he eats his cereal starts to annoy you, or the fact that he never washes becomes a big deal. These petty quarrels can be a way to take your anger out on deeper issues that you’re not ready to face.
5. NO MORE FUN
The honeymoon period has to come to an end, but if life with your partner is hard work and not fun, it’s pretty clear your relationship isn’t working out. Relationships have their ups and downs, but spending time together shouldn’t be difficult. If watching TV or even driving in a car together becomes difficult, you might want to reconsider whether it’s worth being together.
6. YOU NO LONGER WANT YOUR PARTNER
You wanted to rip her clothes off, but now even kissing her makes you uncomfortable. It’s not just about intimate relationships, but attraction is always incredibly important and forms the basis of any healthy relationship. You might be hoping things will get better, but sadly, it looks like the spark is gone and won’t return.
7. IT IS ONLY WORK THAT COUNTS
Work suddenly becomes more important than your relationship. You start arriving at the office early, work late for no reason, and volunteer to handle this special project that no one wanted to take on. While this sudden interest in your career is positive, it could also be a sign that you are avoiding dealing with what isn’t going very well.
8. HE WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM
He refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem when you raise your questions or fears about your relationship and ignores your requests. It doesn’t mean that he isn’t as aware that something is wrong as you are, he doesn’t want to face it. If he wanted to make things right, he would respond positively to your requests instead of ignoring them. It could mean that he accepts that it’s over and is waiting for the right time to end it, or that you leave first.
9. YOUR PARTNER STOP TOUCHING YOU
When someone stops being caring, then you know things are not going well. Tactile behavior is often unconscious and a natural impulse between partners and when this goes away you know the affection and attraction between you.
10. YOU WANT TO DO THINGS WITHOUT THE PERSON
It’s okay to have separate interests, but when you’re actively trying to do things that your partner isn’t interested in, or excludes them, it may be a sign that you want more than just space. You should want to share your life with your other half, not keep the person away from you.
11. YOU KNOW IT WON’T LAST ALWAYS
If you can’t see the person in your future and imagine your life without them, chances are they won’t be there for a long time. It’s often a way to mentally prepare for a breakup and get used to the idea that the person won’t always be around.