When Love Fades: 8 Signs It’s Time to Break Up with Your Partner

5 min readJun 27

8 Reasons To Break Up With Someone

Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. If you stay together even when things just aren’t working out anymore, you’ll only end up making yourself more miserable and may even grow to resent one another. You’ll end up in an unhappy, unfulfilled relationship with someone who just isn’t right for you. It’s hard to admit, but are you having a hard time figuring out whether you should end things with this person or give it another go? Here are eight telltale signs that it’s time to break up with them.

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1. They’ve Betrayed Your Trust

How’s your partner broken your trust? Whether it’s by cheating on you, lying to you, or keeping secrets from you, if they have, it can put your relationship on thin ice. Are they putting effort into earning back your trust with their actions and promises not to betray you like that ever again? Are you able to forgive them for what they’ve done? If you feel like your partner has hurt you too much for you to ever trust them again, perhaps breaking up with them and starting over with someone new might be a better option.

2. They Refuse to Change

Does your partner have a bad habit you wish they’d give up? You constantly get into arguments about how they have certain behaviors you just can’t condone. Whether it’s drinking, smoking, gambling, excessive spending, or substance abuse, you’ve already made it crystal clear to your partner that you don’t approve of the things they’re doing, but they still refuse to change. If you don’t see them having a genuine desire or effort to quit, then they simply don’t respect you or care about you enough to listen.

3. You’re Holding Each Other Back

Do you have dreams in your life you want to fulfill? Sometimes pursuing your goals can mean having to let go of certain people in your life. Do you and your partner want different things in life? Are you sacrificing your hopes and aspirations to stay with them? This is a hard pill to swallow. If you can’t find any way for the two of you to stay together and go after the things you want, it’s not going to work out between the…


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