There comes a time in many relationships where it’s obvious it has run its course and that despite everyone’s best efforts, it could be time to call it a day. It is a painful decision to make and one that if not executed correctly, can cause massive amounts of anguish to all involved. Knowing when to take this step is a tough decision. Taking it too soon can be seen as a cowardly thing to do, and you risk throwing away a salvageable relationship, whereas dragging things out unnecessarily can result in bitterness over wasted time and effort. Based on years of shared experience and talking to many, many men and women of all ages, we can reveal three of the most obvious indicators that it is time to cut your ties
and move on.
The Spark Has Gone
Ahh, the elusive spark. It is a metaphor, something that you cannot see or touch but that everyone can feel. Most would say that a relationship must be built on a spark, a mutual feeling of chemistry and excitement, but what happens when this goes? Despite what people say, it is possible to get it back once it fades but this requires a lot of work and perseverance. But once it has gone for good and you start to forget the exciting reasons you are together, it is time to move on.
You Start to Look Elsewhere
Cheating is one of the worst things you can do to someone and is a total betrayal of physical and emotional trust. There are many reasons why someone cheats but the main underlying cause is unhappiness in the current relationship. If the issues that are causing the eye to wander, cannot be fixed then it is time to end the relationship and focus on damage limitation where people’s feelings are concerned.
You Start Spending More Time Apart
The final nail in the metaphorical coffin is when you find yourself spending less and less time together, and it doesn’t bother you, then you know that something is wrong. It is perfectly natural as a relationship matures, to get comfortable spending time apart and doing other things but it is when these times become the norm that’s it is time to reconsider the relationship. If you are naturally drifting apart, you can be sure that you will continue to do so and there is very little which will pull you back together again.
Remember that life is short and there is a whole world of exciting people, places and experiences out there just waiting for you discover them. Our time in this life is fleeting and should not be spent in relationships or situations that are lost beyond repair.