A dead-end relationship is a time-sucker, among other things. It wastes your time, it wastes your partner's time, and it can end up hurting both of you. The problem is that it's often difficult to tell that you're actually in a dead-end relationship versus a relationship that's actually going somewhere. It's easy to mistake a going-nowhere relationship for a rut or a rough patch. It's important to make the distinction as quickly as possible, however. You don't want to lose yourself in a relationship that isn't going to last or grow or inspire you any longer.
1. There is No Memory of Anything about You
If you've completely forgotten who you used to be, as an individual, and if you've lost all sense of who you are as a couple, you might be in a relationship that's ultimately going nowhere.