It’s always uncomfortable to face the fact that your relationship may be coming to an end. No one likes to think about growing apart from someone you’ve cared about a great deal, but it’s better to face the truth than to dig your head in the sand while your relationship crumbles. Here are 10 signs that the relationship is on its last legs:
1. You Both Prefer Doing Things Separately
Often when things start to turn sour in a romantic relationship, we turn to our nearest and dearest to regroup and reestablish our pre-relationship lives. It’s healthy to spend time with your own friends, but if either one of you is constantly an absentee or is spending time you would usually reserve for each other elsewhere, that’s a sign that you’re not feeling as happy together as you once were.
2. The Old Inside Jokes Are Just Annoying
Cute, corny and ridiculous jokes are the glue in relationships, especially early on. You’re establishing a special, intimate connection, and what better way to do it than by putting on absurd voices when you speak or calling each other grotesquely cheesy pet names? However, when tension is running high in a relationship, those little relationship tics are likely to grate rather than endear, and that’s a sign that the tone in your relationship is turning.
3. You Bicker Constantly
Some conflict in relationships is natural (and healthy!), but if you find that you’re arguing all the time about petty, inconsequential things, you’re probably losing patience with each other.