Being in a relationship requires effort. Love always has ups and downs and goes through rough patches that need addressing, but not all relationships can be saved once they hit the skids. We’ve put together a list of four telltale signs that you have fallen out of love — and should move on before you get any more miserable.
You don’t trust him.
A relationship requires trust. If you no longer trust your partner, you aren’t going to be happy. Whether he lied to you, was unfaithful or just can’t seem to keep his stories straight, trust can be very hard to regain once lost, and moving on may be the only answer.
You fight more than talk.
All couples argue — some more regularly than others — but if you can’t remember the last time you communicated in a way that didn’t involve yelling, it might be time to call it quits. “Good” arguments help resolve a relationship issue, benefiting your relationship in the end. If the two of you are just fighting for the sake of it, however — just to belittle or demean each other’s ideas — the relationship isn’t going to work.
You can’t be happy for him.
One of the great things about being in a loving relationship is feeling happy for your significant other. Love is most likely the furthest thing from your mind if you are ambivalent about his new promotion or attainment of a long-awaited goal. You’re ready to pack your bags altogether if you’re secretly hoping he fails or loses.
You’re unhappy when you’re together.
We don’t recommend ending a relationship at the first sign of boredom or dissatisfaction. If you can’t recall the last time you smiled or felt happy in the presence of your partner, however, moving on may be the best course of action. You probably spend most of your time with him, so if you aren’t happy when he’s around, you probably aren’t happy very often.