sad woman spotting the signs a relationship is over

Relationships don’t always end with a clear conversation and a “have a nice life”. Often, a relationship displays obvious signs it’s over before the both of you even agree that it is. And though those signs are clear as day, you might still miss them. 

If you’re relationship has been heading south for a while but you can’t figure out if it’s over, these eight signs will help you figure out if it’s time to end it.

You don’t see each other anymore

If you haven’t seen each other in weeks, though text occasionally, the relationship is likely over. There are times where you might not see each other for extended periods of time, but it only makes the yearning stronger. If that’s not the case, it’s probably time to call it quits. 

They told you it’s over

Sometimes we only listen to what we want to hear. And while it might be hard to believe when they say it, if your partner tells you the relationship is over, it is over. Believe them.  They wouldn’t be telling you this if they still wanted to be with you.

You don’t talk anymore

You may find you’ve got nothing left to talk about. You used to fill each other in on every little detail of your day or text random articles or emojis. Now there hasn’t been a text exchange between in what feels like forever.  

One of you is already seeing someone else

One of the clearest signs a relationship is over is when one of you has met someone else.  Whether they’ve come forward about it or you caught them cheating (or vice versa), your hearts are no longer in it. There’s no point in trying to hold on now, it will just cause further heartache. 

They’ve unfriended you on social media

Nothing feels more like a punch to the stomach than visiting your partner’s social media pages and finding you’ve been unfriended or blocked. Face it, they don’t want you to know what’s going on in their life anymore.

You make efforts to avoid each other

You know they work out in the evening, so now you hit the gym in the morning. Perhaps you purposely ignore their texts and phone calls. Even the thought of seeing them or talking to them just makes you uneasy. If that’s the case, the relationship is done. Be kind and call it off, ghosting isn’t acceptable.

 You don’t fight anymore

There’s nothing left to fight about. Though fighting can signal and the end of a relationship, fighting can also be a sign that you’re trying to find a way to work things out. When there’s no more fighting, neither of you care anymore. 

They took down all their social media posts of you

If you still have access to their social media accounts, you may notice that all the photos of you and them together have been taken down. They’re basically telling their family and friends they’ve moved on too. 

Realising your relationship has come to an end is never easy. That said, it’s important to know when it’s time to move on. Though it’s going to hurt, focus on the future and take time out to heal. Remember, you deserve happiness!

Ashley Papa

Writer and Author

Ashley is a relationship writer and author of her first novel “Vixen Investigations: The Mayoral Affairs“. She writes about it all: sex, love, dating, marriage, and “crimes of the heart”.