Every relationship is different and sometimes it seems like there’s no rhyme or reason to the tendency of couples to split. However, there are several common warning signs that can be used to gauge whether your temporarily rocky relationship will be over in the near future.
1. One of You Cheats
Your relationship is over when one of you cheats—end of story. If you two really care about each other you won’t feel the urge to sleep with someone else. Even if you feel that logically a relationship should be able to handle this kind of stress, the reality is that whether both people know about the infidelity or not, few relationships can.
2. You Find Yourself Jealous of Other Couples
Do you wish that you had what other couples in love around you have? Do you find yourself wishing your relationship was like theirs? If you feel like everyone else’s relationship is better than yours, this is a definite sign that its time to move on. If you don’t feel happy, loved, and satisfied with your relationship than there is no point sticking to it. The more time you spend in a second-rate relationship like this the more likely it is that you will miss out on meeting a truly great guy.
3. Hanging Out with Each Other Is a Burden
If you don’t genuinely look forward to hanging out with each other and spending time together, this is a sign that the relationship has to end. The whole reason for beginning relationships with people in the first place is because of this mutual enjoyment. Any relationship without it is bound to end.
4. You’re Both Reluctant to Make Future Plans
You try to arrange vacation plans, but are met with a tepid response. Neither of you is willing to do anything that would require lasting commitment. You stop planning to go to events together a few weeks in advance. Your partner takes his or her stuff out of your room … the list is endless. These are all signs that you don’t plan on being together in the future. On the other hand, if you find yourself no longer being able to visualize a future with your partner, this is another sign your relationship may soon be over.
5. The Warm Fuzzy Feelings You Feel for Each Other Are Gone
When you think of the person you’re in a relationship do you involuntarily smile inside? Do you feel happy just thinking about them? If not, you’ve probably already mentally broken up with them and an actual break up isn’t far behind.
6. You Can’t Stand His or Her Friends
Unless they are antisocial, chances are your significant other spends a lot of time with, and is influenced by, their friends. In order to be in a serious relationship, you will have to get along with their friends. If you cannot, your relationship is doomed to end sometime soon.
By Heidemarie Embrechts of TheFrisky