Even if you know when to call it quits, letting go of a relationship can be difficult. You don’t want to walk away from what used to be a good thing. You remember the best parts of the relationship and explain away the bad. You ignore the problems or convince yourself that you can fix them. You have a dozen excuses ready for both yourself and your friends as to why you don’t want to talk about your significant other anymore. You also have a thousand reasons why you’re staying in the relationship despite how everyone can see that your girlfriend is driving you crazy.
It’s natural to have second thoughts about leaving a relationship. You’ve invested time, energy and money into making this work. You don’t want to let that go to waste if the relationship can be salvaged, but what if it can’t?
The sad fact is, though, that you can’t always fix those problems. Sometimes, people just need to go their separate ways. So, how do you tell when that is the case or if you are just really tired of your boyfriend leaving his dirty socks all over the apartment floor?
The “deal-breakers” are different for every person. The straw that breaks the camel’s back could be something as extreme as an affair or something as small as the fact that you never see him since he’s started working the night shift. You will have to decide for yourself if your relationship is past saving, but here are six signs to help you know when to call it quits.