End of Relationship Breakup Signals
Things You Need to Know
Breaking up is never an easy thing. In fact, difficult breakups are so common that they are the subject of many popular songs. The breakup signals, however, are not as well known to most people. Being aware of breakup signals before things fall completely apart could help you modify your behavior in time to save your relationship and convince your significant other to stay.
Your relationship is headed for a break up if you see the following signs:
1. A decrease in communication. You need to beware if your significant other has gone from talking a mile a minute to saying practically nothing at all to you. Good, honest communication is the foundation for every good relationship. A lack of communication can mean one of two things: either your partner’s mind is somewhere else (possibly another lover), or he/she believes that you never hear her and don’t care what she has to say. Regardless of the various reasons, silence spells relationship danger.
2. Lack of physical affection. This means all physical contact, not just sexual contact, though a change in how often your partner is interested in sex can indicate that there are problems. If the two of you once embraced upon passing each other, but now that contact isn’t there, it could mean there are issues. You should definitely be concerned if you notice your girlfriend/boyfriend actively turning away and rejecting your touch and your affection.
3.Your boyfriend/girlfriend is never with you mentally. Does he/she always seem as though he’s a thousand miles away? Is she staring through you at something else instead of being in the moment with you? If your significant other just never seems to really be present in the moment, it should probably be addressed. It is, of course, possible that this behavior is not based around you at all; many outside sources of stress could be the problem, but if it continues without explanation, then it may very well be time to worry.
4. Your partner no longer has a desire to spend “alone” time with you. You start to feel as though you’re just one of his/her friends. It is not a good sign for your relationship. Start getting ready for the break up if the two of you can’t spend time together, just the two of you, and enjoy it.
It really isn’t hard to notice these end of relationship breakup signals; you just need to know what to watch for. If you do notice these signs, you need to make note of them, but don’t attack your partner over them. Let your partner know that he/she is loved, that the relationship is of value to you, and that you want to make changes to improve the relationship; after that, just listen. Listening is often the best thing you can do for your relationship.