We have big hearts and probably care too much. Most of us want to be our best selves and want that for others. But all the trying in the world won’t make something work if a relationship has gone sour. And when the signs are there, it is best to separate even though it will not be an easy road. When do we know it’s time to move on?
When we have given it all we’ve got, and things do not change. Even if your partner is cooperative, and both of you are trying to salvage the relationship, nothing is really different. You are both confronted with the same challenges, day in and day out.
When the other person stops growing, and will not meet you halfway. You have said what’s not working, been authentic about the way you feel, and there is no movement. He doesn’t really want to do anything differently. And you can’t make him want to.
When we feel stifled and know we want more in life. Your life seems very small and you have been giving most of your energy to the relationship. You’ve stopped doing other things that make you happy—and you’re not making time for your other friends.