Cupid's Pulse Article: 10 Signs That Your Relationship Has Hit a Dead EndCupid's Pulse Article: 10 Signs That Your Relationship Has Hit a Dead End

By Courtney Omernick

The popular saying, “All good things must come to an end” can also apply to relationships. Sometimes, unfortunately, you’ve hit a lull, and there’s nowhere to go, but your separate ways. How can you tell if it’s time to move on or just time to try harder? The signs aren’t always clear. Cupid has provided some key hints below!

1. He/She isn’t supportive of your interests outside of the relationship: Sure, not every couple loves all of the same things, or likes all of the same activities. But, if you’re significant other shows no sign of interest in anything that you do (work, volunteer opportunities, personal interests) outside of your relationship, it might be time to call it quits.

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2. You fight more than you have fun: If your bad times are outweighing the good and it just isn’t fun anymore, you might be at a dead end. Arguing causes stress, but if you’re relationship seems more stressful than relaxing, then that’s definitely a warning sign.

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3. What future?: If the furthest into the future you’ve thought about is what the two of you are going to have for dinner tomorrow night, then you might be in trouble. Thinking about the future isn’t something that has to happen often, but if you can’t picture them with you, you may be nearing the end.

4. YOU’RE making the effort: Relationships are 50/50, a two way street. If you’re the one that’s constantly driving to see the other, rearranging your schedule, or going out of your way, you might need to rethink your romance.

5. No special gestures: No, we’re not expecting lavish gifts, flowers every day, or elaborate dinners, but if your significant other has completely stopped trying to make you feel special, there may be an issue. You both could just be stuck in a rut, but it’s definitely something to address.

6. You’re life goals aren’t the same: Not every couple is going to have the exact same goals or desires, but if you both are heading off into COMPLETELY different paths, and there seems to be no room for compromise from either party, you may need to reconsider your relationship.

7. You don’t think of them when you’re apart: Not every waking hour has to be spent thinking of your partner, but it’s normal to think about them during the day when you may not be with them. If you’re not thinking of your significant other at least once during your day, maybe you’re just not concerned about them anymore?

8. You’re waiting for them to change: No one is the same person year in and year out. People grow, mature, and change throughout their lives. But, if you’re constantly waiting for your significant other to change their looks, humor, attitude, etc., then it’s probably time to move on.

9. They don’t get upset when you cancel: If it seems like your partner feels a sense of relief when you have to cancel your plans with them, it might be a sign that things are coming to a close.

10. There’s a lack of respect: If your significant other is constantly belittling or questioning your actions and beliefs, then you two might be headed for splitsville.

When did you know your relationship hit a dead end? Comment below!