Some couples are just not meant to be. We’ve all been there ourselves or seen friends stuck in a relationship that isn’t healthy for either person involved. The question is: When do you know when it’s time to call it quits? Here are a few obvious signs that you and your partner need to take a permanent break.


1. One of you is trying to change the other

While there’s no such thing as the perfect partner, if you created a laundry list of things you’d like your significant other to change about themself, this might be a sign that your relationship is just not going to work of you is trying to change the other


2. You only see each other when you want to be intimate.

If your relationship has become strictly physical, it’s probably a good time to revaluate things. No matter how good the love making is.  you only see eachother when you want


3. You spend more time with your Netflix account than you do with each other

If you or your partner are opting to watch to binge watch on a different show every night instead of actually spending time with each other, this could be sign that your relationship might not be your top


4. Your partner’s quirks have gone from quirky to irritating

Sure, you used to think your partner’s tendency to chew too loud was once a lovable quirk, but now it’s making you lose your appetite. Why is it suddenly getting on your nerves? This is clearly an indication that you’re looking for reasons to dislike your partner. This is also a sign that you should probably break up. your partners quirks


5. Your relationship is not going anywhere

Are you at the same place emotionally that you were 5 years ago? If one of you is afraid to take your relationship to the next level, this is likely a sign they’re in denial about their lack of commitment. If you find your partner avoiding things like introducing you to their friends or family, talking about the future, you might want to consider calling it quits. your relationship is not going anywhere

6. One of you is still hung up on their ex

If your partner is always bringing up their ex, it’s clear that they have not emotionally moved on. No relationship can survive if someone is still living in the past. If this is the case with your partner, it’s time to break up. You deserve more.
still hung up on ex

7. You’ve broken up once and gotten back together multiple times

Albert Einstein famously said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” This definitely applies to relationships. While many couples break up and get back together again, if you’ve broken up more than once, this might be a sign that the two of you were just not meant to be. you broke up once

8. You’ve become a bitter person

In a healthy relationship, you and your partner will bring out the best in each other. If you’re finding yourself angry and bitter all the time, this might just be an indication that there’s something—or someone—in your life that needs to change.
you become bitter

9. Your partner isn’t first person you want to share good news with

Got an exciting promotion at work? Who’s the first person you’d share the great news with? If that person isn’t your partner, it might be time to reconsider what you’re doing in that relationship.
your partner isnt first

10. You’re embarrassed by your partner

Are you hesitant to introduce your partner to your family and friends? Whatever the reason may be, it could be a sign that you’re not completely comfortable being with your partner. If one person in the relationship feels like they’re settling, this definitely means you should be up.

11. You don’t trust your partner

Are you constantly asking your partner who’s texting them? Are you often wondering what they’re doing when they’re out at night? If you’re questioning your partner’s fidality, it probably means you don’t trust them. If you don’t trust your partner, it’s game over for your relationship.
you don't trust

12. Most of your friends don’t like your partner

If you’ve been dating your partner for a while and the majority of your friends aren’t fans of your partner, maybe they’re trying to tell you something? If this is the case, it might be time for you to step outside of your relationship to try to see what your friends are seeing that you don’t.
most of your friends

13. Your partner is always asking you why you’re upset when you’re not

Many times if you’re in a relationship that just isn’t working, your partner knows the writing is on the wall even before you do. Knowing things are not all well within your relationship, you’ll notice that your partner will be always wanting to know how you’re feeling. Take this constant interrogation as proof that your relationship is likely on some shaky ground.
your partner is always asking you

14. You often threaten to break up

If you find yourself threatening to break up with your partner if they do something you don’t like, this is definitely a sign of an unhealthy relationship.

you threaten to break up


15. You start to picture your future without your partner

If you find yourself starting to picture your life without factoring your partner in it, then this might be a sign that your goals and your partner’s are not exactly aligned with each other.

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