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7 Tell-tale Signs It's Time to End Your Long Distance Relationship ...

By Teresa

There are a lot of signs it’s time to end your long distance relationship. Some are less obvious than others, while sometimes you just know. If you’re thinking about your relationship and looking for signs it’s time to end your long distance relationship, you’ve come to the right place. These are just a few signs though, when it comes down to it, it’s up to you to decide if your long distance relationship is in jeopardy or not.

1 You’re More Sad than Happy

If you spend more time sad than happy, it’s time to end your long distance relationship. You may have your happy moments, but if the time you spend fighting outweighs that, it’s not worth it. You deserve to be with someone who makes you happy more than sad. No relationship is made up of 100% happy moments all the time, but if the bad moments are outweighing the good, this might be one of those signs it’s time to end your long distance relationship.

2 You Don’t Care Anymore

It may sound obvious, but relationships require a lot of work. That being said, long distance relationships require so much more work than a normal relationship. If you don’t want to work for the relationship, or if you’ve given up trying to make it work, it is probably time to end it.

3 You Don’t Try to See Each Other

Sometimes it is next to impossible to see each other in a long distance relationship. All circumstances surrounding a relationship, especially long distance, are different. However, if it is somewhat possible to see each other and you make no effort to do so, your relationship is probably at its wick’s end. For example, if you’re saving up for a train ticket to go see your boyfriend and blow it on a new wardrobe, your relationship probably doesn’t mean very much to you anymore. It might be time to call it quits.

4 One-Sided Effort

My last tip however, goes both ways. If you’re doing everything you can to make your long distance relationship work but your partner isn’t, don’t put up with it. You deserve more than someone who doesn’t put anything into a relationship you’re committed to trying to make work. Relationships are a two-way street, and this is even more important with long distance relationships.

5 Jealousy

Jealousy can become a problem in every relationship, but it’s much more difficult when your significant other is thousands of miles away. Jealousy is an ugly monster, and it can creep its way into your long distance relationship and ruin it. If you find yourself in a fit of jealousy due to anyone tagged in a Facebook picture with your significant other, it’s time to re-evaluate your relationship. Do you want to be in a relationship consumed with jealousy? If not, either find a way to stop being jealous or end your relationship.

6 Avoiding Future

If you have no plans to close the distance, whether they are very soon and concrete or very far off, it may soon be time to end your long distance relationship. Even if you know you can’t close the distance for a while, you should at least have a plan of how you aim to do so, leaving a little bit of wiggle room. Like the old saying goes, the best laid plans often go awry. If you’re purposely avoiding talking about closing the distance between the two of you, view this as a red flag.

7 Your Inner Voice

When it comes down to it, you know when your relationship is over better than anyone else. If your intuition is telling you it’s over, it’s over. Even if you’re experiencing none of these signs, you could just know your relationship is over. You know your long distance relationship better than anyone else. Listen to your inner voice if you think your relationship is ending. In the same way, even if you’ve experienced something on this list, that doesn’t necessarily mean your long distance relationship is at an end. You know if and when it’s time to end your long distance relationship.

Are you in a long distance relationship? Have you been in one before? What are your tips for people in long distance relationships?

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