Are there signs of a relationship ending?
We’ll get the answer to this question in this post.
You’ll agree that being in a relationship requires both parties to put in work for it to work out.
It’s also true that every relationship encounters some highs and lows occasionally.
But what’s the fate of a relationship which requires more work and less fun?
At some point in our lives, we’ve encountered some difficulties when dealing with people we’re in a relationship with.
It is okay to have arguments from time to time because we all have different ways of life and interests.
However, it would be best if you were cautious of disagreements and arguments that begin to threaten the values you hold dear in the relationship and, invariably, the mutual respect you both share.
When these types of occurrences are frequent in your relationship, you’ll notice that you both lack the motivation to mend things and remain together as a couple.
So, we’ll look at some clear signs of a relationship ending.
It’ll give you an insight into what’s going on in your relationship and what you should expect if you’re no longer feeling your relationship.
7 Telltale Signs of a Relationship Ending
1. You do not trust them anymore
Lack of trust usually sneaks in like a thief into a relationship and then spreads like an epidemic.
And it doesn’t just come in and take root; it happens in stages.
It can begin with you doubting if your partner is dependable and trustworthy.
As we all know, doubt graduates quickly to suspicion if it’s not nipped in the bud early enough.
Suspicion, in turn, breeds unease and anxiety, which makes you afraid of your partner.
Fear makes you withdraw into your shell and stops you from being vulnerable and open to your partner.
If you must know, trust is the bedrock of every solid relationship, and the absence of it erodes a relationship very quickly.
The moment you feel that you can’t trust your partner, you’re setting up a barrier against any reasonable connection between you.
It is a sign that your relationship is on the brink of collapse.
2. Your relationship is going through a communication meltdown
Have you noticed that your partner hardly discusses or talks about anything anymore?
Whenever issues arise, both of you prefer sweeping them under the carpet and then holding on to the frustration and anger resulting from such issues.
One of the signs of a relationship ending is when you allow yourselves to walk all over each other in the relationship.
At this point, you might feel that the relationship is far gone and see no point in trying to make things work.
Sometimes, allowing “peace” to reign in a relationship signifies that things are no longer going as they should.
3. There’s no physical attraction
Sometimes, the appeal of physical intimacy can diminish in a relationship, but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost.
Physical attraction is important and needed to sustain a relationship.
I’m a firm believer in ”no sex before marriage”.
Aside from being a Christian, I believe there are many benefits of holding off sex until marriage.
However, you must be physically attracted to your partner.
Physical attraction boosts emotional connection and love.
So, if the sight of your partner irritates you instead of exciting you, your relationship is headed for the rocks.
4. Absence of emotional connection
The root of a wholesome relationship is having the lovers be open and comfortable with sharing all their opinions and thoughts.
I can’t say your relationship can be saved if you’re not open and vulnerable with your significant other.
Not feeling free enough to share your thoughts with your partner can indicate that you’ve closed your heart to establish any emotional connection with them.
Your relationship may also be in its last days if you find it difficult to banter and have meaningful conversations with your partner.
5. You and your partner are always having confrontational or aggressive communication
Aggressive communication is the reverse of the absence of communication.
It is evident when you find out that your partner and yourself are always picking fights, arguing over little things, and generally finding it hard to settle amicably.
Having frequent disagreements in a relationship can nurture inner anger in both parties.
Even when you point out that things are going wrong in your relationship with your partner, your complaints are denied, dismissed, ridiculed, or minimized.
It is very tempting to let off some steam via confrontation, especially if you’re already frustrated in the relationship.
While doing this can only provide you with a feeling of satisfaction that is short-lived, keeping up with this attitude, in the long run, will greatly reduce the respect and trust and also kill the communication between you and your partner.
And this is the beginning of the end of such a relationship.
6. You can’t picture a future with your partner
One of the contributing factors to lasting relationships is being able to picture your future with your partner.
Do you and your partner have completely different pictures of what your future will look like?
Have you stopped making plans and talking about plans for the future together?
Once there are no collective plans for the future in the picture, it is one of the signs of a relationship ending.
7. You and your partner do not support each other
Imagine a relationship where both parties do not support each other.
Cringeworthy, I must say!
So, you have a piece of great news, or you’re feeling below the weather, and your partner cannot celebrate with, encourage or support you.
A key show of every form of disconnection is the absence of your significant other during the important moments in your life.
Perhaps, both of you have different dreams and want different things.
By extension, you can’t be there for each other to celebrate or mark important milestones.
It’ll be very hard for the relationship to work, no matter how much you care for each other, if your goals are not aligned.
Remember that your goals don’t have to be the same for your relationship to work.
Your goals have to meet at a point for the greater good of both of you combined.
But if this simple thing is much of a chore for you and your partner, you have no business being together as a couple.
It is one of the signs of a relationship ending.
These signs are very worrisome and should be looked into immediately if they exist in your relationship, and you care about making things work.
The only way to say ‘never’ is if you, your partner, or both parties refuse to effect a change.
Then you can know that the relationship has ended officially.
But if both of you are willing, you can take the bull by the horns, improve communication and work on all the problems you face in your relationship.
Above all, you must have a reason to want to make things work because it won’t be easy.
So, will you still love, trust and respect your partner if the going gets good again?
If your answer is yes, you can work on making your relationship work because when the frustration sets in, your reasons are the only things you’ll hold on to, to not give up on your resolve to make things work.
However, if your answer is no, you have all the time to find love again and have a working relationship.
Just don’t waste anybody’s time when it’s clear that the relationship has ended.
Good luck in your relationship endeavors!