For most people, it may be difficult to know when a relationship is over but sometimes the answer is right in front of you. Here are tips from experts on signs to look out for that would tell you when your relationship is over for good.
Sexual intimacy is over
Every relationships needs a healthy sex life and one that ensembles both your sexual desires, but if you no longer spend time in the bedroom or if it has become so dull with lots of missing passion, then it may be a pointer.
Relationship expert Rachel DeAlto says, “If your sex life has gone from 60 to 0, it is a bad sign for your relationship. A little recede and flow of desire is normal, but if one of you has lost the desire completely (without any underlying medical condition involved) it is time to end it.”
You no longer communicate
Lack of communication in a relationship without any quarrels may be a sign that your partner has lost interest in you. Relationship expert says Rachel DeAlto says “Communication is so essential to a relationship, that the lack thereof can be a sign that the relationship is on its way out. Are either of you no longer talking about issues or communicating about things that bother you? That is a huge sign that one of you has checked out.”
Failing to communicate will leave a huge emptiness in your relationship and cause trivial misunderstandings to spiral into major issues.
You pick fights
Picking unnecessary fights with your partner may be a sign to end it all. Relationship expert, Rachel DeAlto says, “Often people tend to start picking fights when they feel a relationship is at its end. They are trying to get their partner to do the dirty work and break it off.”
If minor things that never used to be an issue is now exasperating you, then it’s time to move on.
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You don’t get affectionate
If you can’t remember the last time you tell lovely things to your partner, or miss them when they are not around, then you have lost affection in your relationship. If feelings of love and affection is fast becoming a thing of the past, then your relationship needs an emotional renovation.
The honeymoon and all the lovey-dovey period is over, now instead of spending quality time together, you’ll rather crave the company of your TV set or your mobile phone, then it may be a pointer that you are bored already. You don’t have to call it quits immediately, do let them know you need some more excitement again. If they fail to make effort or aren’t interested in salvaging the relationship, then you may have to reconsider your options.
It’s very difficult to get over the fact your partner cheated. Some couples who had been faced with unfaithfulness from their spouses were able to overcome it and even become stronger. However, same isn’t applicable for others.
Rachel DeAlto says; “Cheating in a relationship is always damaging. There are many factors that come into play when deciding if it’s time to call it quits, but it all comes down to whether you can rebuild the trust. If you cannot forgive and trust them again, it’s better to walk away.”
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Try a romantic break to see if you can reawaken some romance and remember why you fell in love in the first place. If you still can’t get over a past cheating, then there may be no point remaining in the relationship, it would only hurt you the more.
You start daydreaming
If you find yourself fantasizing about somebody else who isn’t your partner, then you may have fallen out of love. You begin to imagine your life as a single woman or man and how you’re going to attract someone new. “If you start daydreaming about other people, imagining your life as a single woman, and fantasizing about the next person you want to date, your relationship is basically over. You have already started to emotionally detach,” says Rachel DeAlto.
You avoid future plans
You may start to avoid planning for the future with your partner if the very thought of spending time with them fills you with trepidation, fear and utter dread. It’s crucial to note that being in love should never require too much effort. To save your relationship, try doing something you’re both interested in to give your relationship one last shot. If you still want to avoid them after that, then it’s time to avoid the relationship altogether.