Signs of a Breakup When Dating

Relationships can sometimes be the biggest sources of frustration and confusion.Relationships can sometimes be the biggest sources of frustration and confusion.

When a relationship is going well, it can be a wonderful thing. However, when it is going wrong, it can be a source of a pain, frustration, confusion and stress. If you sense that your partner is losing interest in your relationship but won't talk about it, there are warning signs that you can look for to determine if he is thinking about breaking up with you.

Frequent Misunderstandings

Frequent misunderstandings, especially when attempts to resolve them are not forthcoming, is a sign of a potential breakup. If you find that everything that you do seems to annoy your partner, this is a sign that the relationship may be under stress. Try to resolve such issues as calmly and rationally as possible.

Communication Failures

Your partner may be considering a breakup if she is avoiding communicating with you. You will note a marked change in her behavior, such as less frequent phone contact or unreturned phone calls. She may find frequent excuses for not contacting you or not seeing you, such as she is busy at work or her phone is off. She will also neglect to respond to other messaging methods such as email, text messaging or communication via social networking sites.

Fading Affection

Your partner may also be less affectionate if he is considering breaking up with you. Physical contact will be noticeably lessened; he will find reasons not to hold hands with you and any embraces will be less passionate or not occur at all. You may also notice less eye contact; your conversations will become strained.

Keeping Secrets

You may notice that she is secretive or less forthcoming about her whereabouts. This is an indication that your partner may no longer trust you or is putting distance between the two of you. If you observe this behavior, it is likely that she is considering a breakup.

Less Talk of the Future

If your partner stops discussing his future plans with you or does not include you in his discussions, he may want to break up. This is perhaps the most obvious sign that he may be considering breaking up with you. It is especially telling if the two of you were previously talking about marriage, children or future career plans together.

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About the Author

Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.

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