Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard Discusses Sending Home JoeCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard Discusses Sending Home Joe

Season 8’s Bachelorette Emily Maynard recently talked about her tough decision to send home hopeful bachelor, Joe, in her blog for People. Maynard discussed her date with Joe, mentioning how fun of a time she had with him. However, she said, “I knew that we were just in different place in our lives.” So, even though she had a blast with fun-loving bachelor, she knew they weren’t a good match and let him go.

How do you know when to cut ties early in a relationship?

 Cupid’s Advice:

1. Know both of your intentions: If one of you is just looking for someone to go on dates with and simply keep them company and the other wants marriage, that’s an issue that needs to be addressed immediately. Like Emily Maynard, you have to recognize when the person you’re dating is in a different place in their life than you. You can’t keep a relationship going if the two of you have battling goals.

2. Don’t make the same mistake twice: If you notice something that your new lover does that ruined your relationship, talk to them and see if this is a problem that can be fixed. If not, it might be time to cut your losses. There’s nothing worse than repeating a bad relationship.

3. Accept that not everyone is your perfect match: Too many people cling to a relationship even when it isn’t working just for the sake of “seeing how things play out.” If it isn’t working now, chances are it won’t work in the long run. Why waste your time?

How do you know when it’s time to cut your losses on a new relationship? Share your stories in the comments below.