When It's Time To Let Go...

Mel Sim for Yahoo! Southeast Asia
BeautyTalk3 Love Article

Sure, breaking up is hard to do. But staying in a relationship that is long over is even harder. How do you know when it’s time to let go and move on? Read on to find out.

1. If the thought of breaking up enters your mind more than once
Look, let’s not kid yourself–if you’re remotely thinking of breaking up, then there is something wrong with either the relationship or the fact that you don’t want to be in one. So whether it is because you’ve had a lot of arguments or if you’ve thought that “maybe it’s over”, then to be honest, your relationship is halfway through to its end game.

2. When you start paying more attention to someone else
Sure, we all notice a good looker and indulge in a little harmless flirting. But if you’re spending more time with that colleague or letting your eye wander a little too far, then perhaps it’s time to take a good look at your relationship and ask yourself why you’re not satisfied with your partner. But before you decide to jump onto another relationship bandwagon, please–end your current one so you don’t hurt anyone in the process.

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3. You want kids. He doesn’t.
A healthy relationship is one where two people share the same values in life as well as future goals. So if your goal is to one day have a family while his is to travel around the world on a yacht till he’s 70, then Cupid, we have a problem. And it’s not just kids that could be the problem, it could be a list of other things like work goals, where to live, and even financial goals. So unless a compromise is met, it’s time to re-think if the relationship is worth staying in or it’s time to get out.

4. If you haven’t been happy for a long time
This one’s simple—if you haven’t been happy in your relationship and instead it’s making you sad all day, then why are you still in the relationship? Sure – relationships can go stale after a honeymoon period but if you’re depressed each day because of how your partner treats you then you’re better off picking yourself up from the relationship downer and walking out to look for something else that will put a smile on your face every morning.

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5. When it gets dangerous
And no, we’re not talking about dangerous fun that spices up your love life but instead, if your partner is being abusive both physically and emotionally. These should not be tolerated and should be your first alarm bell when it’s time to call it quits.

6. When you don’t trust him anymore
He cheated on you. You give him a second chance but each time he gets a phone call, you instantly think he’s cheating on you. Do you really want to be in a relationship where you are constantly doubting your partner’s love and respect for you? What’s the point of being in a relationship where you have to constantly keep an eye on your partner’s every move? Let go and be free of suspicion. You deserve more than that.

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7. You are pressured to stay in the relationship
Maybe your family or friends are giving you pressure, telling you that you’d be a fool to leave your partner. Whatever the reason, staying in a relationship just because others say you should is not the way to happiness. Nobody else—except you and your partner—should have a say about what goes on in the relationship. Ultimately, you should be in control of your own happiness—listen to your heart and not what others have to say.