Being in a relationship is never easy, and there may be times when you think whether it’s worth it or not.
If you’re worrying about your relationships, it may be because you’ve picked up on signs pointing towards a break-up. But these signs can be difficult to decipher.
If you’re wondering whether your relationship is over or you’re just overthinking things, here are some warning signs you should never ignore.
If your gut feeling is telling you that your relationship is over, it may be time to listen to it. Anxiety over the state of a relationship usually stems from somewhere.
It could be that your own insecurities are causing your anxiety and you just need to communicate them with your partner before deciding on anything rash. However, anxiety is often a telltale sign that something isn’t quite right and a change in your relationship is inevitable.
You’re Spending Less Time Together
Are you starting to notice your partner spending more time on social media than with you? Recent studies have shown that spending more time on social media can lead to broken relationships, emotional and physical cheating and divorce.
Using sites like Facebook can also be a source of conflict for many couples. Even if you know your partner isn’t looking for online relationships, spending more time on social media can lead to one or both partners feeling lonely in the relationship.
Your Partner Has an Addiction
Perhaps you’ve noticed strange behavior in your partner that’s making it difficult to have a successful relationship.
Typical addict behavior in relationships may include hiding things, irrational arguments or spending money that should be spent on other things.
You may feel that you can help your partner through this difficult time, but there are also times when a relationship is a hindrance to recovery, rather than a help.
Conversation is Dead
If all you can think of to talk about is the weather, it may be a sign that you’re totally comfortable with each other – or it could be that you’re bored of each other.
Couples in strong relationships will talk about anything and everything, from what they want out of the future to the daily gossip from work. Couples will also argue, debate and bounce ideas off each other.
So, if you’re running out of things to say, you may need to spice things up a bit. Or, it could be a sign that things are fizzling out.
You Feel Depressed
Your relationship should never be a cause of depression. If you’re feeling low because you’re worried about your relationship or your partner is making you feel like you’re not good enough, it could be time for the relationship to end.
If you’re feeling neglected in your relationship, this can also make you feel low. Your emotional health is valuable, and no relationship should come before it. If you need to spend some time working on your emotional health, your relationship may need to be put on the back burner.
The best way to find out if your relationship is over is to talk to your partner.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.