How to Know When It's Over

Relationships can start off blissful at first and slowly transition into a nightmare. Sometimes, love can blind us and make us keep us in a bad relationship. Here are a few steps to help you realize if it's time to call it quits?

Be realistic. If you're being abused, hurt, cheated on or lied to, it's time to cut your losses and get out.

Think about the future you're creating. If your partner is jealous, obsessive, possessive or overly emotional, consider the extra burden you are carrying in dealing with those behaviors.

Is he a shameless flirt? Is she bossy? demanding? insecure? These are more signs of a rocky road ahead.

Do you truly enjoy each other's company, or do you find yourself relieved whenever you part company? If the latter, it doesn't bode well.

Evaluate your role in maintaining the relationship. If you feel as if you're doing all the work, it's time to talk or walk.

Does he promise to call and then forget? Is she terminally late? Be honest with yourself. Is this what you want?

Do you feel accepted and appreciated? If not, move on.

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  • Make sure you want to end the relationship because the person is wrong for you and not because you fear commitment. You don't want to send Prince Charming packing just because you have commitment jitters.

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