The overall reason people stay in relationships that just aren’t working is because of fear of being alone. Many people are basically considered “walking dead” when it comes to being in a relationship that has no merit of making it. Gabby Love offers many key warning signs that a relationship is on the brink of failure and it’s time to move on.
A. Fighting for no reason at all. When you start fighting over petty points that seem to blow out of proportion, i.e. leaving the toilet seat up is a favorite. The man being used to living his whole life on his own all of a sudden is considered inconsiderate and uncaring by the woman if the toilet seat is left up.
B. Showing little or no affection. It’s funny how this is such a gray
area that can break up a relationship because it’s usually determined by the disgruntled party. What is really too much or too little?
C. The dreaded friends of the disgruntled party take center stage. Remember how excited you were when you first met and that special person was considered your true “soul mate” ? Now the meeting of disgruntled friends opinion appears center stage for discussion in your relationship.
D. If there was sexual involvement in the relationship it basically has been stopped or so mundane that you can’t wait until you are through. To me this is the real sign it’s over. Sex should be considered 90% mental and 10% physical.
E. Conversation in a relationship has become null and void. Remember the long hours on the phone and in person talking about everything? Now you can barely say one word to each other.
F. Finding your focus shifted to others instead of the one you are with. Remember sitting at a table and gazing into each others eyes when you first started dating? Now you look elsewhere instead of with the one you are with.
G. Finding excuses to not be together alone is becoming more evident. One of the favorite cop outs is work. Always working late becomes a popular tool because the other party can say they are too tired to get together.
H. Vacations are spent apart. Let’s not forget the movie “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” Vacations apart are meant as a reason to explore new potential recruits. If your mate says they are going to a particular romantic getaway spot by themselves or with friends….boy… the signs are on the wall! It’s over!
The above are just a few key points to look out for in a relationship that is going bad. Always remember a healthy relationship should be uplifting and positive.