It’s true that relationships are no walk in the park, and take a lot of commitment and effort in order to work. But you should always feel like all the hard work is worth it in the end.
If it’s not, if you feel like your relationship is not worth saving or working on, you need to find the strength to walk away. But how do you know it’s time to do that?
Well, every relationship is different, but generally, if it includes any of these eight things, you might be better off going your separate ways.
1. They make you unhappy more often than happy
While every relationship has their rough patches, if there are more rough patches than smooth sailing then that’s not a good sign. So, yes, relationships take work, but they shouldn’t become the cause of your unhappiness.
2. You can’t be yourself with your partner
If a relationship doesn’t end, then your partner is going to be the person you spend the rest of your life with. And you should feel comfortable to be your true self with them, otherwise, it’s going to lead to a world of unhappiness and resentment.
3. Your partner tries to control you and acts entitled
I mean, despite that saying that goes “two halves of a whole” you should be your own person in a relationship. And if your partner tries to take your choices away from you, or starts feeling entitled to tell you what you can or can’t do then that’s a sign there’s something wrong there.
4. You feel alone in the relationship
Being in a relationship means always knowing you have someone backing you up, no matter what. If you feel alone, or like you’re the only one fighting to make it work, then it’s not worth it.
5. Your partner downplays your achievements
You should be with someone why hypes you and your achievements up, someone you can tell is always proud of you and all that you do. If your partner is always talking down to you or making your achievements out to be less than they are that’s not a good relationship to be in.
6. You never discuss the future of your relationship
If you want anything to succeed you need to plan for it. While taking it day by day sounds great, as the saying goes, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
7. Your partner isn’t responsible
Even though it’s true that life’s short, it’s not short enough to be spending it with someone who drops all responsibility on you. That will just leave you stressed out, resentful, and the pressure will sooner or later end up crushing you.
8. You’re in an abusive relationship
No matter if it’s physical or mental, you shouldn’t put up with abuse at any point in your life, especially not with the person you might be spending the rest of your life with.