5 signs that your relationship is over

Long-term relationships are delicate. You might think things are great while your partner might think things are terrible. Some of us live in dream land, not realizing that our relationships are crumbling around us. So, for those of you who are oblivious to the demise of your relationship, here are five signs that your relationship is over.

Non-communication

One of the major signs that your relationship is over is non-communication You may speak to each other, but one or both of you are non-communicatory. You no longer have deep, meaningful conversations. You make small talk, but no longer talk about the things that are important to you – your goals, future plans, your feelings about one another, or anything else.

Distance

If you’ve noticed you or your partner has become distant lately, it may signal that the relationship is on a downhill slope. If you’re spending more time apart, and neither or you feel are concerned, it may be cause for alarm. If you can’t remember the last time you spent even an hour together, it’s time to evaluate the relationship.

Silence

Silence is different from non-communication. Silence is the lack of speaking at all. If you can go days without saying a word to each other, there is a major problem and someone needs to speak up about it. The relationship is at death’s door and it may be too late to revive it. This in conjunction with other signs that your relationship is over can signal trouble.

Loss of intimacy

You may continue to have sex, but the intimacy has left the relationship. You’ve lost the hand holding, cuddling on the couch watching tv, sharing a moment between yourselves. A sign the relationship is over is the failure to realize that it’s even happened. If you haven’t noticed your

Lying

A major sign your relationship is over is telling lies. Lying to your partner is never a sign of a good relationship. If one of you is lying about anything, the relationship is probably singing its swan song. When either partner feels the need to hide things and resorts to lying, it’s a safe bet that the relationship is on its last legs.

There are many other signs that signal the end of a relationship, and not all relationships with these symptoms are doomed.  With the examination and effort, couples might be able to bring themselves back together and salvage their relationships. Others are just destined to go the way of Bennifer, J-Lo and Marc Anthony, or J-Lo and any other guy she’s ever been with. Pay attention to what’s going on in your life, because neglecting to see the signs that your relationship is over can lead to a lot of wasted time and energy for you and your partner.

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