There is nothing more fulfilling than finding someone you can love, grow close with, and stay with forever. And while at the beginning of the relationship it may seem like you’ve found your soul mate, it may begin to feel like things are fizzling out. You probably want to stay with someone you’ve committed to, but all long-term relationships do not last forever. If you’ve seen any of the following signs in your relationship, it may be an indication that it’s time to walk away. Here are 8 signs that a long relationship is ending.
You do not communicate.
You may be finding that you have nothing to talk about anymore, and you no longer share the same interests. This is a sign that the two of you are growing apart.
Someone has been unfaithful.
A major sign that a relationship is on its last leg is if one party cheats and is unfaithful. This means either there is a trust issue, or one of you no longer feels fulfilled by the relationship.
They constantly stress you out.
If they love you felt for this person has succumbed to stress, anxiety and disagreements, you may have lost the ability to experience joy through your interaction with your partner. This is never good in a relationship.
They bring out the worst in you.
Your partner should be a source of inspiration and motivation to be your best self. But if your relationship is ending, you may find that they only seem to bring out your negative qualities now.
You don’t support one another.
If you really love someone, you feel the desire to support their dreams and hobbies, no matter how strange or obscure they may be. If not are not their biggest cheerleader and vice versa, you may have come to a place where you just don’t care for each other as much as you used to.
You don’t spend time together.
If you’ve become really uninterested in each other, you are likely never spending time together anymore. This just shows an emotional disconnect and distance manifesting in our physical interactions.
You start to see them as more of a friend.
Most people in long-term relationships end up being best friends. But with all the aforementioned problems, you may realize that the relationship is more friendly than love. This indicates a major change in your feelings for them, and means you are better off just ending the relationship and being friends, if possible.
Everything you’ve tried has failed.
You may have already noticed that things feel off. Because you love this person, you’ve tried to save the relationship because you really love them. But none of your efforts have been successful. No amount of date nights, couples therapy or attempts at intimacy are making headway. This is a sure-fire sign that sadly your relationship is ending.