13 Signs you need to end your relationship

Taryn Davies
Published: June 14, 2017

So you haven’t cheated but you’re acting in a particular way, these are the signs that you need to end your relationship.

If your behaviour has changed towards your partner then it might be time to consider that you don’t want to be in the relationship any longer.

Here are some key signs to look out for, so you know when you need to end a relationship.

Withholding affection

If you're not showing your partner any type of affection, whether it's being tactile, talking about the meaningful stuff, being their for one another, you could be pulling out of the relationship. Being absent or unaffectionate can cause doubts in the relationship.

Lack of communication

We don’t mean you have to phone every hour or text all day long, but by failing to talk about the little things or leaving our details that might cause problems you’re likely to bottle it all up and eventually erupt. Have you found yourself withholding small minor details from your partner lately?

Bickering about mundane, daily issues

Stupid, silly arguments might not like seem like the end of the world, but it can become a great issue over time, and even worse, becomes ammo for bigger, more serious disputes down the line.

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Are you bickering daily about non-important things?

Concealing things

You should be able to tell your partner pretty much anything, and keeping things from them, even if you think it's justified, can become a bigger problem. The reality is if you are concealing something from your partner in fear of hurting them, then the reality is you probably shouldn't be doing it.

Harbouring quiet resentment

Something that starts out so small quietly becomes bigger over time, if you harbour resentment it'll eat at you from the inside and it can become damaging to long-term relationships.


Lack of effort

A healthy relationship needs two people who both carry their weight and invest equally in the partnership, are you making as much effort as your partner?


Even without actual cheating, just the suspicion that it’s happening can be much worse.


It seems sad that you’re only with someone because you don’t want to be alone. If you don’t have any chemistry it’s time to move on and move forward.


Staying together just because you feel you should will only lead to bitter resentment, arguing and inevitable heartbreak. Don’t stay together because it’s easier on your life, break through and you’ll find something much better.

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Staying together out of convenience will only lead to heartbreak

Pressure to change

If you’re putting yourself under pressure to change, or worse they’re pressuring you to change, it’s time to get out of the relationship. You should feel loved by your partner unconditionally, changing drastically for them means they don’t love the real you.

Making plans for yourself

Are you slowly pushing your partner out of your life by making plans for yourself? Then it might be time to remove them from it in reality. If you're making plans in your mind for your future and they're not apart of them, then you probably don't really want them in your life.


Being stubborn

When you're being stubborn about things it's a way of showing that you refuse to compromise with your partner, and that's what a relationship is really, lots of compromises. You won't always get your own way, and if you did it would most likely be boring. If you want things to only go your way then you're showing that you really want to be alone and make decisions only for yourself.



If you are consistently talking down to your partner you need to ask yourself why, is it because you want to make yourself feel bigger? Being patronising to your partner regularly will only have an effect on their self-esteem and can be damaging for them in the long run.