Knowing When to End a Relationship

Knowing when to end a relationship isn’t always easy. Many people find themselves staying in a relationship much longer than they should simply because they aren’t sure whether or not it should be completely ended or if they should continue trying to work on it. It you have found yourself wondering about your own relationship then you know just how frustrating it can be to know exactly when you should just call it quits. Here are some signs you should pay attention to which will help you to know that the time may have come for you to end your relationship:


When you have lost that loving feeling for the person you are with it will be natural for you to not want to be around them. If you find that you are starting to avoid their calls or trying to make sure you are unreachable then it may be the beginning of the end for the two of you. When you are in a relationship you generally want to hear from that person. Even in an argument you will want to talk to them and work things out after you have had a cooling off period. However, if you have come to a point where you find you just feel like avoiding them more than you feel like talking to them, then it may be time to end it.

Holding Back

When you are in a relationship with someone you care about you want to share things with them. You want to fill them in on your day and keep them informed on what is going on in your life. If you suddenly feel like you don’t really want to keep them informed then it may mean trouble for the relationship. Also, you will want to tell your partner about your feelings and have discussions with them. If you find yourself not caring enough to share these types of things with them anymore then it may be close to the end for the two of you.

Not Caring

People in a good relationship obviously care to some degree about their partners. The amount they care does depend on how long they have been together and how good their relationship is, but they care. If you start to care less and less then it means your relationship is getting closer and closer to the end. You will find you don’t really care to see them, talk to them, think much about them, or even express any feelings toward them. It will be as if your feelings have just dwindled and now all you are left with is the knowing that you had cared, but currently don’t feel it.


When you are coming to that point in a relationship when it’s time to end it you will find yourself becoming easily irritated by your partner. The things that you used to find to be cute and quirky about your partner will now irritate you to no end. You may become irritated at the littlest things. In fact, when it’s time to end a relationship you may even find it irritating to hear their voice or even listen to their laugh.

Avoiding Intimacy

If you find that you are really struggling with the thought of being intimate with your partner then the end may be very close. When you have come to the point where you can barely stand the thought of intimacy with your partner, things have really gone downhill.

Wandering Eye

If you are a person who generally finds it hard to look at other people and flirt, but now you are catching yourself doing a lot of looking and flirting then it may be due to the fact that you are pretty much emotionally done with your relationship.

Arguing More or Arguing Less

A change in the amount of arguing in your relationship can also be a huge indicator that your relationship is coming to the end. Sometimes the end of a relationship will become more apparent by an increase in the amount of arguments. The couple just can’t seem to get along at all anymore. However, sometimes people argue less when they are done with their partner. Things that used to spark emotion out of them no longer do. They just simply don’t care enough to argue anymore. If you find that you don’t even care enough to argue about issues anymore then this may be a hint that your relationship is nearing its end.

Completely Burned Out

Sometimes it can be pretty obvious that your relationship should come to a close. If you feel that you are just completely burned out on the person you have been seeing then it may be time to consider ending it all together. If there is a chance for the relationship to be fixed, then you would still feel some energy toward it. However, a complete lack of motivation about the relationship is a very big indicator that there is nothing left to fix.

More Obvious Signs that you should End your Relationship:

Some signs that your relationship should be ended can be very obvious and here are some of them:


No one wants to deal with a liar when they are trying to be in a committed relationship with someone. If you are noticing that you are with a liar, then really consider ending the relationship.


Getting cheated on is a horrible thing to go through. If you have found that the person you are with is a cheater then you should cut your losses now and get out of the relationship.


Any form of abuse is something that should never, ever be tolerated. There are many forms of abuse and if the person you are with shows signs of being abusive in any way then the relationship should come to an end immediately.


A lot of people out there try to hold on to relationships even if it is apparent that they are not the right one. The best thing you can do for yourself is to realize that ending the wrong relationship means that you have space for the right relationship.