7 Signs It's Time to Move on from a Relationship ...

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It's very easy to miss the signs it's time to move on from a relationship.

I'm a firm believer in trying to work things out, but sometimes this isn't possible.

Perhaps we stay for the sex, because it's โ€œfamiliarโ€ or perhaps we just don't want to be alone.

Even so, it's not fair to either person to be in a relationship you don't feel right in.

Hopefully you won't need them, but here are some of the signs it's time to move on

1. One of You Doesn't Want It to Work

A good friend of mine is going through a divorce.

They were going to therapy to try to work things out, but it became obvious to him that it wasn't going to work because she didn't seem to want it to.

As far as she was concerned, it was over and their only connection would be their kids.

This kind of indifference toward your relationship is one of the biggest signs it's time to move on.2

If you go to couples therapy, you need to go into it with the assumption that it's going to help;

otherwise, you're just wasting your time.3

2. You Find Yourself Looking Elsewhere

I'm not talking about noticing good-looking men;

drooling over Patrick Dempsey's hair or Jesse Williams' eyes during โ€œGrey's Anatomyโ€ is going to happen.

It just is.

:) I'm talking about entertaining ideas of being with someone else.

If you find yourself making excuses to see the cute guy next door or waxing romantic with that sweet guy you met online, take notice.

3. You've Lost Interest

It's not uncommon for a long-term relationship to become โ€œstaleโ€.2

We often think that, once we have a ring on our fingers, we don't need to try anymore.

That's not true.

However, is this something you are willing to acknowledge and work on?

Is there any way you can rekindle the โ€œsparkโ€?

Is there anything left *to* spark?

If not, that's a problem.

You should at least have some positive feelings for each other.

You Don't Enjoy Being Together Anymore
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