Sign of a break-up 1: The relationship is turning mean
While “treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen” may sometimes be the key to
attracting that special person, if you’ve been with your loved one for a
while and you’re still being treated mean then it’s unlikely that your
partner’s objective is to keep you keen. While most couples tease each
other by being ‘mean’ in a playful/flirtatious way, if their main
intention is to hurt or demean you then the respect has evaporated from
the relationship and it’s going to end in tears.
Sign of a break-up 2: You choose not to spend much time together
Relationships thrive when both members of a couple create the right
balance between spending time apart and spending special time together.
If you find yourself spending a large amount of time without your
partner and you’re not even missing them, there’s a good chance you’re
just not that into them and your relationship is probably headed for the
Sign of a break-up 3: You’re not introduced to family or friends
When you’ve met that special someone who you really love, you have
butterflies in your stomach and you want to shout about your romance
from the rooftops. If you’ve been with someone for a good few months and
they still haven’t introduced you to their family or friends then
you’ve got to question why they aren’t making your relationship public
Sign of a break-up 4: They’re controlling
Does your other half want to know your exact whereabouts and
exactly what you’re up to at all times? While you might enjoy the
attention to start off with, this can become pretty annoying after some
time. If your other half is exhibiting behaviour like this, it’s a
signal that they are jealous by nature. You’ll only be together for as
long as you can put up with this for but even if you stay together, you
will end up feeling smothered and this isn’t the recipe for a happy
Sign of a break-up 5: You have nothing in common
Yes, we know that opposites attract but when you’re so opposite that
you can’t even have a decent conversation because you have nothing in
common, we’re pretty sure that polar opposites repel in these
situations. Of course, you don’t want to be with someone who is exactly
the same as you (yawn!) – having different interests can be exciting.
When it gets to the point where your conversations are boring though, we
can pretty confidently say that this isn’t going to work out.
Sign of a break-up 6: Where’s the commitment?
If you’ve been seeing each other for a while and your other half has
shown no signs of wanting to commit, it’s worth wondering why. Of
course, some romances take a long time to develop by nature, but make
sure you don’t end up being strung along by someone who doesn’t see a
future with you. A relationship where one person wants to commit and the
other doesn’t seem interested is destined for disaster.
Sign of a break-up 7: Too busy to call
Of course, it’s normal for people to be too busy to call their
partner a lot of the time – life is busy! However, if the phrase “I’m
too busy to call” is becoming all too familiar, then your other half
needs to prioritise. If they can’t do that, you’re going to end up
feeling pretty rubbish. Everyone needs to feel special and if your other
half doesn’t make you feel that way, it’s time to ditch them for
someone who does!