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Knowing When to End a Relationship

by datingwomanguide on May 3rd, 2011

While many people believe in the idea of true love forever, it’s not always a reality. Sometimes relationships that are perfectly healthy can suddenly be over. There is no magic formula for knowing when a relationship is over, but there are a few things you can look for.


If you are feeling emotionally abused, or there has ever been violence, it’s time to end the relationship. It’s not wise to do this without support. Find an organization that help you out.

Big Changes

As time goes by, people do change. Your core belief systems should not change. If you find yourself needing to try to make big changes with who you are to hold your partners interest, it’s probably a good idea to reassess the situation.


If you feel lonely even while with your partner, this is a sign of growing apart. As couples grow apart they share less and less, and will end up spending less time together. If you’ve addressed this issue to no avail, it may be over.

Clinging to the Past

If you find yourself walking down memory lane to feel those feelings of love that you used to have, you need to ask yourself why those feelings aren’t there now. As couples grow together, the emotions should grow as well. If you have to think about days gone by to feel in love, it’s a pretty good indicator that you’ve grown apart.

You’re Thinking of Straying

If you find yourself constantly thinking about being with someone else or swinging, you’ve pretty much already made up your mind. At this point, you’re just holding on something that has been gone for a while.

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