No one likes to think about ending a relationship. So much time and effort goes into establishing and then maintaining a healthy relationship. However, don’t allow the time you’ve invested in the other person force you to be a prisoner of a toxic relationship.
It’s easy to start second guessing yourself when thinking about the possibility of ending a serious relationship. Instead of going back and forth with so many ranges of emotions take the time to assess your relationship honestly to see if you are contributing or subject to any of the eight signs that telling you it’s time to let go.
Playing the Jealousy Game. Jealousy is a clear indicator that you are afraid of losing your relationship. You may find yourself purposely trying to make your significant other jealous in hopes of getting the response of attention, affection or love. This means there is a lack of love being displayed. Instead of playing the game communicate the need that isn’t being met.
Haven’t met any of the friends or family. If you’ve never been introduced to your significant other’s friends or family members — run. These people are an extension of who this individual is. They give you a clear picture of who the person is outside of your relationship. Of course there is always an exception of the rule. But it’s necessary to meet someone who has been a part of this individual’s life longer than you.
The future isn’t discussed. Your relationships are supposed to take you somewhere and there is no point on being with someone who doesn’t see you as a part of their future. We all have goals and plans for our lives and your significant other should be included in the journey ahead.
No compromise. No one gets to win all the time. Relationships require sacrifice and sometimes that means bending a little. The point is you shouldn’t feel like your feelings, standards or emotions aren’t as important as theirs.
Doesn’t know your love language. We all need to be loved in the way that fills our love tanks. If your significant other doesn’t take time to pay attention or take suggestions on the best way to love you it will leave your love tank feeling empty.
Lack of respect on social media. There should be clear boundaries established when in a serious committed relationship. Your significant other shouldn’t be disrespecting you by entertaining other persons on social media. Relationship respect applies for cyber world.
You feel drained around them. No one wants to be around someone who always takes from them. You find yourself doing so much for them, being thoughtful and going the extra mile only to be confronted with more taking and never any giving from them.
Avoid disagreements. Disagreements are bound to happen when dealing with any two individuals. The moment you decide to stop voicing your concerns, thoughts or opinions means you no longer care and you feel like your voice doesn’t matter. Disagreements are healthy for couples it lets you know deal breakers and allows you to grow together.
Of course these are not the only signs that maybe pointing to the end of your relationship. No one should endure physical, verbal or mental abuse. Make sure when you become involved in a relationship you aren’t lowering your standards just to avoid being alone.