Cupid's Pulse Article: Mischa Barton, Boyfriend Sebastian Knapp Break UpCupid's Pulse Article: Mischa Barton, Boyfriend Sebastian Knapp Break Up

By April Littleton

According to UsMagazine.com, The O.C. alum has split from boyfriend Sebastian Knapp after less than a year of dating. The duo were first spotted together in mid-2012. Despite the breakup, Barton seemed to be in good spirits at the Cosmopolitan Summer Bash in Hollywood, California. She was glowing and happy while she talked about her times on set with the O.C. cast.

How do you know when it’s time to end a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are clear tell-tale signs when a relationship is close to its end. Most couples have a hard time letting go, especially if they’ve been together for quite awhile. Many even wonder if it’s really over. Do you find yourself second-guessing the status of your relationship? Cupid has some tips:

1. You’re fighting more often:¬†An obvious sign that you are at odds with your partner will be based on how much fighting the two of you do. Have you been yelling at each other over silly things? Can the two of you even have a conversation without it erupting into an argument? Take all of these things into consideration if you’re thinking about calling it quits with your honey.

2. Nothing in common:¬†People tend to grow and change when they’re in a relationship. Maybe you no longer like watching football with your partner. Your boo might not enjoy taking weekly trips to the art museum with you anymore. Couples should have at least a few things in common. If you find the lists of hobbies and things to talk about is wearing thin, it may be time to move on.

3. Thinking of someone else:¬†The relationship is definitely over if you’re thinking about another person while you’re still with your current lover. Don’t string along the person you’re with if you’re interested in someone else. If you call it quits now, maybe the two of you can be friends in the future.

How did you know it was time to end a relationship? Comment below.