7 Signs It's Time to Take a Break from Relationships ...


You may not even realize it yet, but there are some telltale signs it’s time to take a break from relationships. Whether you realize that you haven’t hung out with your friends in months, or you’re simply unhappy in your current relationship, these signs it’s time to take a break from relationships may be exactly what you need to read!

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You’re Burnt out

Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or just casually dating a few people, you may be burnt out. In fact, it may be one of the most important signs it’s time to take a break from relationships. If you take a step back and realize you haven’t been single since middle school, you may need to re-evaluate how you’re living your life. Do you want to change something? Do you want to try your hand at independence for a while? If so, what changes can you make to achieve it?


You Don’t Have Personal Time

Maybe you’re in a long-term relationship and often find yourselves attached at the hip. Maybe you’re single and have scheduled so many dates lately that you don’t remember the last night you spent at home in your sweats watching Netflix. Regardless, if you’re not making time for yourself, even if it’s a couple nights a month, you aren’t doing yourself (or your potential partners) any favors, and it may be time to take a break.


You Think about Breaking up Often

If you’re in a serious relationship and often think about breaking up with your partner, it may be time to break up. Imagining a break up is most likely a sign that you’re unhappy, so while you should examine what you’re feeling first, chances are that you should get ready for a break up.


You Have Fewer Happy Moments than Unhappy Moments

It seems like this tip should go without saying, but sometimes you need to hear it, consider it, and think about your own moments with your significant other. If you find yourself unhappy the majority of the time you spend with your partner lately, consider the alternative. No relationship at all is better than an unhappy relationship!


You’re Bored

Obviously boredom isn’t always a reason to take a break from the relationship world. However, your partner, and your relationship with your partner, should excite you. Couples fall into ruts and patterns every once in a while, but if this phase of boredom has lasted for a while, reconsider the direction of your relationship.


Your Life is Unbalanced

If you’re desperately looking for a boyfriend but ignoring the fact that you don’t have a job and can’t pay your rent, you need to balance your priorities before getting any further. Prioritize your life, find a balance, and then look for the guy of your dreams!


Your Friends and Family Are Concerned

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that if your friends and family are concerned over some aspect of your life, they probably have a reason to be. Whether you’re serial dating or in a bad relationship, if your family is showing concern over an aspect of your romantic life, you may need to step back and examine the issue, whether you want to or not!

How have you known it was time to take a break from relationships? Let me know your own signs in the comments!

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I've been feeling the same way, i've been in a relationship with a guy who is really good to me for the past ten months, but i'm just not feeling it so much anymore. I'm not sure what to do. I dont want to break his heart or my own but i feel trapped and I feel as though my options are limited.

I need abreak from my relationship coz this guy is so mean that even when he knows that you are not working he is not surpportive at all the only thing he wants from you is sex and yo only important to him wen yo in his bed ,I just need Aman who will love me and pamper me as well

I realized that it was time to focus on myself when I was, constantly, choosing things I once hated to just 'settle' with being around anyone or doing anything except being alone.

I figured it was time to stay single when I would continuously stay with this particular guy knowing he was anything but truthful and faithful.

I recently broke up with my boyfriend last month because he forgot about my birthday plus a lot of other things in the relationship were rocky. But I started dating and you know how they say you date assholes before you can find a real man? Well it's true. I dated a male model who was completely into himself and after the first date the bill had been sitting on the table for a good 30mins, restaurant was closing.. I grabbed the bill and paid for it. So i never talked to him again. Then the next guy I dated happened to be friends with the male model, he kept saying how he wanted to see me all the time so I finally said yes to one of his dates. Well 7pm he was suppose to be at my house to pick me up and go to dinner, I get a text at 6:59 saying he's late and that if I came over to his house then he will drive and we will go... I told him I wasn't feeling up to it because I was so dissapointed! So he apologized profusely and asked me if I could reconsider a date for Friday this time just for drinks in Newport. Well I don't live close to Newport but after talking to me until 8pm, and then nothing until 10:00... It didn't seem right. So I asked if we were till going and he responded 45mins later with a drunk text saying he was in Newport! So yes breaks from dating is needed sometimes!!

I need a break from my relationship because things haven't been the same between us. I don't know if it will get better, but I figured a break will be good for us to miss each other and then hopefully go back to being good.

I have been thinking a lot that I need a break. He is a good guy, I am just not exited about the relationship anymore. I wish I was.

I am miserable with my boyfriend, we moved across the country together and he has all the money! I have a job but I'm suck until I can support myself.

I love my soulmate. He's faithful he's caring and he makes me very very happy. We have our fights sometimes, but that's no reason to break apart.

I am taking a break from relationships now. The last 2 guys i went out with, were liars and cheaters. I am to the point now that i do not trust men. Really sad because there are a lot of guys out there that aren't like that. The thing that's bad is, you never know what kind of a person you're dealing with, until you go out with them. Guys, those kind of guys should come with warning labels! Lol

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