How to Know When It's Time to Leave Your Partner

Are you in a relationship, but it always feels like it's over and you need to move on? There comes the point in life when you are so deep that you cannot see it when a romantic relationship is becoming toxic and damaging. It can become confusing during such moments to know whether to stay or leave the relationship. 

However, no matter how hard you love someone, you must draw the line between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. But exactly how do you leave an unhealthy relationship when you are in too deep? Even better, how do you know when it's time to move on from such a relationship? 

While every situation might be different, there are common signs you need to look for so that you know when it's the right time to leave a relationship. That said, read on to find out. 

You are Not Genuinely Happy with Your Partner

Think about it; are you genuinely happy to see your special someone? How do you feel when you go home to them after a long day at work? Is it relief, joy, or just the pleasant sense of familiarity? 

If your partner doesn't make your dull days brighter, then you need to forget all about your fears of being alone and how much you love them. It's not worth it to be in a relationship with someone who stresses you out when you see them. Your partner should not suck the happiness out of you the moment they show up.  

If Your Partner is Dismissive

When you are dating in the long-term, it's almost inevitable to go through relationship ruts. However, if you are in a relationship where your partner dismisses you when you are together, then that's a good sign that you need to leave. There is no need to be in a relationship where you do not get exactly what you need from the relationship. 

One of the best ways to identify a dismissive partner is to check the consistency in their behaviors. For instance, if your partner always used to ask if you have eaten, but now they go days without bothering to ask, then something might be wrong. Also, take some time to reevaluate what matters to you if you are in a relationship with someone who dismisses how you feel. 

You Don't Have the Freedom to Be Yourself.

This is something very crucial in every relationship, but most times, people tend to overlook it. But one of the easiest ways to figure out if your relationship is doing well is not looking at your partner but looking at yourself. Do you have the freedom to be the best version of yourself in your relationship? Or do you always find yourself acting emotional and crazy at times?

You must understand that the best relationship is where you can be the best version of yourself. If you find that you are always cautious of how you act around your partner, that's a red flag. You might never be happy, even in the long run. This could happen in many forms, including being afraid of being judged by your partner. 

But it's crucial you don't get the whole point wrong. Of course, there are certain compromises you need to make in every relationship, especially in terms of preferences. For instance, you might have different tastes in the restaurants, but that's perfectly normal. 

However, if you now have to compromise your personality, goals, morals, and values, it will be impossible to nurture a healthy relationship. You cannot be happy if you lack the freedom to be your true self in your relationship.

Your Relationship is Interfering with Major Goals in Your Life

While this may not sit well with most people, relationships should be like bonuses in life. Your main goal should be to be independently happy then find another independently happy person with whom you can share a great life. 

That means your partner should not put the significant goals in your life on hold. Yes, sometimes there will be a little give and take. But the most important thing is ensuring that you can pursue your goals and get ahead in life. 

Your partner should never hold you back from achieving your dreams. Instead, they should be supportive and help you to achieve your goals. But if that's not the case, it's time you end the relationship and keep moving forward. 

In Summary

I know just how difficult it can be to end a relationship, and I'm sincerely sorry that you have to go through that. While you might not want to hurt another person's feelings, you need to put yourself first. Just remember that you still can be happy, especially if you can find a healthy relationship.