Is your relationship past its sell-by date?

Do you notice how you seem to spot more couples when you’re single? It is as though they seem to come out in droves when you’re all by your lonesome self! All the cuddling, hand-holding and hugging seem to be telling you to hurry up and get into a relationship yourself; but surely being single isn’t so bad. Being part of a couple can be a great thing but if you stay in a relationship just because you want to be one-half of a couple, then you’re on the wrong track!
When is it time to call it quits though? Would you be making the right decision? What if you’re making a mistake? If you recognize any of the signs below, then maybe you should take a step back and reevaluate your relationship.

1: You fight constantly

You used to get along fine but now you just argue over the silliest things. It has got to the point where you are afraid to view a differing opinion for fear of starting another fight. This is not an ideal situation as one should always be free to express an opinion. If you keep it all in just because you don’t want to upset your partner, then you’re not being true to yourself.

2: You no longer feel good about yourself

Your partner is constantly criticizing you and putting you down. It can be on anything from your wardrobe to the way you speak but it will eat away at your self-confidence and ultimately have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to everything. Don’t let someone have this effect on you.

3:You don’t feel like you matter

Your partner doesn’t seem to take your feelings into consideration anymore when it comes to anything. It seems as though your feelings, thoughts and opinions don’t carry any weight anymore and it’s all about him or her. Well, you should always matter! A relationship is about compromise and give and take. It should never be just about one person; remember that!

4: You dread spending time together

You used to love spending time together but now it’s just a chore. The thought of seeing each other fills you with dread and you only do it because you can’t avoid it. Well, you can avoid it. Why be in a relationship with someone you don’t want to spend your time with when there are other better things to do with your time? Not wanting to see the other person is a definite sign that you should get out of the relationship!

5: You want to be free

You now feel stifled in your relationship. You want to be able to do things without having to take someone else’s feelings into consideration. You’d like to do whatever you like, whenever you like and you feel like your partner is holding you back. Maybe you should be flying solo then. It doesn’t sound like you’re ready to be in a relationship… at least not with your current partner.

Breaking up isn’t an easy thing to do but if your relationship has run its course, there really isn’t any other option. Letting it drag on because you’re too afraid of being single is not a good reason to stay together.