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Quiz: Is My Relationship Over? How To Know It's Time To Break Up

You have been content with your partner for a long time, but lately, things have changed. You find yourself wondering if the relationship is over. While you may desperately want the answer to be no, it is possible that the relationship has run its course and a part of you may already be aware of this. Take this quiz to determine if it is time to end the relationship and move on to new opportunities.

1. Has Sex Become Pretty Much Nonexistent?

Sex is not the most important aspect of life or a relationship, but it is a crucial component. When you stop being intimate, you essentially become roommates. While it is common for the demands and challenges of daily life to interfere with intimacy at times, if weeks turn into months or even years without a physical connection, the relationship has likely ended.

2. Do The Little Qualities You Used To Love About Your Partner Annoy You These Days?

Initially, you were amused by their quirky sense of humor. You thought it was funny that they farted when they burped or that they constantly whistle while making breakfast. However, these habits now irritate you and cause frustration. This is not a good indication for the relationship.

3. Do You Often Fantasize About Being With Someone Else (or Simply Not In Your Relationship)?

It is normal to find other people attractive even when you are in a relationship. However, if you frequently daydream about being with someone else romantically or having sexual encounters with them, it is likely that you no longer want to be with your current partner.

4. Do You Find Reasons To Be Out Of The House/away From Them As Much As Possible?

If this is not the end of a relationship, I do not know what is. It is healthy and important for people in a relationship to have alone time and maintain their individuality. However, if you excessively take advantage of any opportunity to be away from your partner and the home you share, the relationship should likely end.

5. Do You Regularly Feel Unloved, Unappreciated, Or Taken For Granted?

As you spend more time with someone, it becomes easier to become complacent and take your partner and their actions for granted. While this is common, it is important to be self-aware and address this behavior. If you feel like your partner does not care if you are present or not and that you are the only one putting effort into the relationship, resentment and a breakup may occur.

6. Do You Spend More Time Fighting Than You Do Getting Along?

It is normal for couples to argue and it can even be healthy if done correctly. However, if you argue more often than you get along, it is evident that there is significant conflict in the relationship. You must address the issues causing the disagreement or the relationship will end.

7. Have You Or Your Partner Lost The Will To Fix Your Relationship Issues?

You may be aware that there are significant issues in the relationship, but neither of you is motivated to address them. It is easier to end the relationship or ignore the problems. You may feel that it is not your responsibility to resolve them, and this may be true. However, if you do not care, either way, the relationship has likely ended.

8. Are Your Friends Noticing How Unhappy You Are All The Time?

If your closest friends frequently mention that you seem unhappy and that you are not your usual self, you know that something is wrong. Your friends know you well and if they observe that you are constantly unhappy, stressed, or upset, you should pay attention to their observations and take action.

9. Do You Feel Like You Know Deep Down That It's Over?

If this is the case, it is clear that you should end the relationship. You deserve to be happy.