5 Signs Your Relationship is Over

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Long-term relationships are delicate. You might think things are great while your partner might think things are terrible. Some of us live in dreamland, 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.


One of the major signs that your relationship is over is non-communication Maybe you speak to each other, but one or both of you are non-communicatory. You no longer have deep, meaningful conversations. And, 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.


If you’ve noticed you or your partner has become distant lately, it may signal that the relationship is on a downhill slope. Things like spending more time apart without concern 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 is different from non-communication. It’s 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 you. If you’ve failed to realize it’s happened, then your relationship is over

If your sex life has all but come to a halt, it’s a sign of intimacy loss. Whether it’s due to a new baby, stress at home or work, or some other reason, it can result in your relationship’s demise.


Telling lies is a major sign your relationship is over. Lying to your partner is a bad sign. If one of you is lying about anything, you should evaluate why it’s happening. When a partner hides things and lies, 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, but not all relationships with these symptoms are doomed.  With examination and effort, couples might be able to bring themselves back together and salvage their relationships. Others are just destined to end.

Pay attention to what’s going on in your life, because neglecting 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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