The vast majority have probably experienced that niggling feeling that things with their partner just aren’t quite right…
But is there any way we can know for sure? How can you tell if it’s just a blip, or mild paranoia setting in?
To be honest, some seem pretty obvious, but chances are if you recognise a couple of these it could be time to get the hell out of there…
You can already imagine life without them
If you’re doing this, it probably means you’re not happy. Rather than just sitting around imagining that life, it’s probably best to make it happen before everyone ends up hurt.
You think you’re a better person when they’re not around
When two people are unhappy together, they do tend to bring out the worst sides of each other. No one likes to be the worst version of themselves so, inevitably, resentment ends up developing as well.
Basically, if you think you’re a better person without them, you probably are and it’s time for a brutal but honest chat.
Your partner is neglectful
Are they spending more time with other people? Not responding to your phone calls? Ignoring your texts?
If the answer is yes, these are all signs your partner is not that into the relationship. Someone who really cares has you foremost in their mind, and won’t neglect you.
When people become unhappy in a relationship they can often project that onto the other person, quite often in a hurtful way.
Partners can often become contemptful make unkind jokes and be ‘more mean than nice’ to their partner – all signs things probably aren’t going to be ‘happy ever after’.
When you feel better alone
If the other person is starting to bring you down or make you feel trapped in everyday life, this is a sure sign.
Sometimes the ‘us’ is devouring the ‘me’, said one Quora user – and you end up craving time alone.
When you come home and find your partner sleeping with someone else
This one speaks for itself really doesn’t it…
When you thought the question: “Should I end this relationship?”
The minute you start asking yourself this question, you’re already halfway out of the door…