13 Telltale Signs of a breakup
Here are 13 of the most accurate indicators of a breakup, or, in academic parlance, “romantic relationship dissolution”:
1. Lack of positive illusions:
Not sharing the partner’s tendency to perceive the good in them.
2. Lack of commitment:
Not being certain that one wishes to involve the other person in their future.
3. Absence of love:
Having little love or no regard for the other person’s well-being.
4. Extreme ambivalence:
Uncertainty regarding one’s desire to maintain the connection.
Lack of confidence in a partner’s dependability or loyalty.
6. Low self-disclosure:
Refusing to communicate with the other person about one’s feelings and thoughts.
7. Relationship of poor quality:
Judging that the partnership has more drawbacks than advantages is related to discontent.
8. Low relationship expenditure
Having invested little in the relationship in terms of time, money, or effort
9. High conflict:
Having frequent, heated discussions that involve vehement displays of fear and rage that trigger physical response (e.g., elevated heart rate)
10. Beliefs in destiny:
Assuming that relationships either work out or don’t, and that relationship problems probably indicate that it just wasn’t meant to be.
11. Low levels of optimism during routine conversations:
Demonstrating little regard for and interest in one another.
12. Having sex outside of a relationship
13. Persistent stress:
Long-term pressures that drain a person’s energy
If you are someone who’s looking to improve their relationship then you can consider asking the following question to yourself and your partner to strengthen the beautiful bond of love between you two.
- How can we foster more confidence?
- Are we prepared to reveal more about ourselves?
- What might encourage intimacy?
- How can we commit to our partnership more?
- What could make our partnership more effective?
- How can we be more interested in and attentive to one another?
- How can we support one another in managing the stress of life?
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