“When we met, it was fireworks. Everything seemed awesome! Until we bickered like enemies… and then that’s all we would do. The love was over,” says 27-year-old software engineer Vivek Francis. It happens! The honeymoon phase moves on to either a fairytale-ending or just bitterness. And when it turns sour instead of being all hunky-dory, you know your relationship is in trouble. Here are five signs to know it’s time to move on.
The non-existent partner: “Hey, when do we meet your special someone?” That question by your friends is followed by a cold ‘someday…soon’ response from you. When you’re not happy to introduce your better half to your close circle of friends, and are happy to flaunt an ‘I am Single’ tag for a better catch, it’s a sign for you to part ways.
Anti-trust treaty: When sharing money/introducing a friend who you think is way better than you, are matters that get you to think twice, it shows there’s no trust between you two. If you have no faith in your boyfriend/girlfriend with things like money etc, the two of you are not meant to be with each other.
Fight, Fight, Fight!: Ask yourself, “When was the last time I spent quality time with my partner?” If you struggle to find an answer for the same, but you clearly remember the quarrels the two of you have had, you know you’ve got to take a break from each other.
It’s okay to hook up: Have you ever contemplated cheating on your partner? If the thought has made you happy, there’s something wrong with your relationship. It clearly shows you have no real feelings for your partner. If you’ve already cheated on him/her, we ask you to stand up and face the tide. Tell your partner the truth and walk out of the relationship. If you haven’t, just spare the other person some drama and bid adieu for their good.
No future whatsoever: If all you can think of is ‘this is a fling’, but pretend to your partner that you’re serious, we think it’s unfair. Now, if you’re just new in the relationship, but have already carved out a timeline for the same (including how long should I date, and when do I end it), that’s when you must end it.