5 Signs It's Time to Break Up

by Sheena Concepcion   |  Feb 15, 2015
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Falling in love does not have a secret formula. Sometimes relationships work, sometimes they don’t. Are you having second thoughts about your own relationship? You might want to check this list. 

 1  You fight with no resolution


Fighting in a relationship is not necessarily a bad thing. You and your partner can fight over the most trivial things and still be in love. The crucial point about fighting is not just the cause of the conflict but also the resolution. If you just let everything slide and pretend that everything is okay when clearly it isn’t, chances are all your past issues would just pile up and ruin everything you’ve built.  The last thing you need is a mountain of unresolved conflicts. So fix what you can before these issues haunt your relationship. 

 2  You want totally different things in life

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We all know that when it comes to relationships, opposites usually attract. A little diversity brings color to the table, right? Besides, you don’t want a partner that is exactly like you. That would be so boring. Be careful though! There’s a rule that you should not miss: your differences must be reconcilable. Couples compromise when they want different things. But if even after all the compromising, you and your partner are still not on the same page about the big life decisions, maybe it’s time to reevaluate the relationship. 

 3  The relationship brings nothing but negativity

No relationship is perfect but if the bad outweighs the good, there might be some serious problem. If the relationship makes you unhappy even at its best, do yourself a favor and break up. A healthy relationship should bring you joy and contentment, not misery and trouble. 

 4  No effort, no communication, no relationship

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They say that for couples to work, they should make the conscious effort to build and improve the relationship every day. To do this, couples must communicate–constantly and openly. If miscommunications occur often (or perhaps there’s even no communication at all) and lack of effort is very apparent, it’s time to reconsider the state of your relationship. 

 5  If your partner hurts you physically and/or emotionally



It’s time for you to break up. Never allow your partner to hurt or disrespect you in any way. There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behavior. Always keep that in mind.

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