2. You two are no longer intimate.
Sex is not everything in a relationship – but it is important. If your needs are no longer being met and you two barely make it into the bedroom other than to sleep, that’s a major red flag. When you’re young and in love with someone, you should normally want to jump their bones – not always, but most of the time. Being young – before a family – is the time you’re supposed to cherish the freedom you have. Before you know it, you’re married with a baby sleeping in a crib next to your bed.
Even little things in relationships – like kissing, making out – even holding hands. If these aspects are slowly fading away, it’s a sign of a larger issue. Maybe you two are no longer physically attracted to each other anymore – and, that’s okay, but – own up to it.
3. You don’t depend on them for support anymore.
When you’re in a relationship with someone, they’re usually one of the top people you go to for important things in life. This is anything from good news, to needing advice, to emotional support and other life issues. But, if you no longer feel the need to turn to them for your needs emotionally – and you rely on others more than you rely on them – what does that say about the overall emotional well-being of your relationship? Obviously, it’s not looking too good.
4. You look for reasons to fight – subconsciously.
No one wants to fight all of the time, but when you don’t want to be with someone and you know for a simple fact you are settling, whether it be consciously or subconsciously – you begin to resent them. When you start to resent someone, you start picking fights because everything they do bothers you.
The things you once thought were adorable will no longer be adorable and instead, be the subject for blow outs every single day. It’s toxic to stay in a relationship that is built upon fighting.
5. Everyone around you is concerned.
If your friends and family are pointing out their concerns for you and you being in this relationship, it’s because they know you and know you are not yourself. Maybe they’ve witnessed behavior from your partner that they don’t like or respect. Maybe they can tell you’re not yourself and are more depressed than ever. Whatever the case may be – if your support team is looking at you with puppy-dog eyes and know deep down that something is off – something is probably off.