How to Know When it is the Right Time to Break Up
Break-ups are never easy and often, it’s difficult to know when it’s the right time to make the decision. Below are some signs that should help you decide if a breakup is necessary:
1. You Feel Unhappy in the Relationship - If you’re continuously feeling unhappy or unsatisfied in your relationship, then it may be time for a change. When making this decision, consider whether the unhappiness comes from your partner or from external factors outside of the relationship. If these feelings persist even after honest conversations with your partner, then perhaps it would be best to reevaluate things further.
2. You Don't Trust Your Partner - Trust is an essential part of any healthy relationship, so if you find yourself unable to trust your partner, then it’s a sign that something is off. This can be due to infidelity or dishonesty or could simply be a result of not feeling secure in the relationship. If these feelings persist and can’t be resolved after honest conversations with your partner, then it may be time for a change.
3. You Feel Bored - If you and your partner are constantly feeling bored together and have nothing left to talk about, it might be time for some space apart. Every couple needs time away from each other to explore their individual interests and grow as individuals. If boredom continues even when spending quality time together without distractions, then perhaps it's best to separate and focus on personal growth.
Breaking up a relationship is never easy, but sometimes it may be necessary for the benefit of both individuals involved. If any of these signs resonate with you, then taking a step back to evaluate your relationship might be beneficial overall. The decision should lie solely with you and your partner and whatever resolution that comes out of it should benefit both equally.
Remember: when times are tough, don’t forget to rely on friends and family for support and understanding during this difficult time. With their help, you can make the best possible decision for yourself moving forward into a new chapter in life!
Nicholl McGuire is the owner of this blog and the author of Too Much Too Soon Internet Dating Blues, Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate and other books.