Flaws are one thing that everyone has. But sometimes your partner can have bad habits that are too hard to break. If you’ve tried everything and you’re starting to wonder if it’s even worth it, it may be time to let go. Here are five signs he isn’t going to change, and it’s time to move on.
He’s different around his friends
He is afraid to show affection toward you when he’s around his friends. He may seem like he cares when it’s just the two of you, but when he is around his friends, he ignores you, pretends like you don’t matter or even treats you like his property to seem assertive or “manly.”
He keeps his feelings to himself
He never tells you how he really feels. Maybe he isn’t keeping secrets, but everything feels like a guessing game with him. He doesn’t express when he’s happy or sad, when he is grateful or upset. Sometimes you fear he may not even be feeling anything toward you at all.
He doesn’t take anything seriously
At first, his “life goes on” mentality was endearing. It was refreshing to remember that it could be worse. But sometimes, his “it’s not that serious” attitude goes too far. He is too nonchalant and laid back, even in serious situations. He always tells you to “toughen up” (or worse, “man up”) when you’re feeling down.
He always “agrees to disagree”
He is never willing to compromise. Sometimes, he doesn’t even care enough to fight. Every discussion ends in him sticking to his opinion, even when he is wrong. He’s never willing to step into your shoes and see things from your perspective. Feeling jealous or insecure in a relationship is hard enough, but every time you try to express your feelings, he makes you feel like it’s your problem and not his. He blames you for feeling jealous instead of checking his own actions.
He can’t see the bigger picture
He’s not at all concerned about how his actions will affect your relationship in the future. It seems like he really doesn’t care how you feel or what you do. He often thinks you’re being ridiculous or tells you you’re “overthinking” when you try to express any concerns in the relationship. With him, everything is uncertain.
The points in this article are the opinion of the writer.