These days, many women are interested in having healthy, happy romantic relationships that leave them feeling emotionally and intellectually fulfilled. Yet in some cases, women begin to suspect that their interaction with their boyfriend is not generating these positive results. If you’re attempting to determine whether you need to call it quits with your partner, here are several ways you can tell it’s time to leave:
1. You Know He’s Cheating.
If you know that your boyfriend is cheating, this is a clear indication that the relationship is going downhill. When you and your partner are continually connecting in a meaningful and exciting way, cheating is typically the last thing on your minds. Yet when some component of the relationship is no longer fulfilling or stimulating, either you or your partner will likely start looking elsewhere to attain the exciting romance that you’re no longer experiencing. If you have already caught your boyfriend cheating, don’t entertain the idea of staying in a lackluster relationship. Just call it quits.
2. You’re Perpetually Dissatisfied Sexually.
Sexual satisfaction is oftentimes a sign that you and your partner are truly connecting on an intellectual, emotional, and physical level. In some cases, it may take a couple a bit of time to experience mutually satisfying sex. However, if you continually communicate your desires to your partner and find that they are not being acquiesced, this is a sign that it’s time to leave. When your partner does not respect your sexual desires or engages in an intercourse-related activity that you don’t approve of (such as watching pornography), the relationship is not ideal and should be brought to an end.
3. He Tries To Change You.
If your boyfriend is attempting to change components of your personality that you have no problem with, this is a clear indication that the relationship is unhealthy. In some cases, a man may tell you that you need to lose weight despite the fact that you love your body shape and structure. In other cases, your partner might try to make you more outgoing despite the fact that you are intrinsically introverted. This type of behavior can make an individual very uncomfortable and cause them to question their intrinsic value. In short, it’s unhealthy and counterproductive. Thus if you are in a relationship with a man who is constantly trying to change you, consider the whole relationship dead and done.
4. You’re Growing And He’s Not.
As many people know, life is a growth process. Ideally, we grow in a positive way, meaning that we become more loving, intelligent, giving, and capable of understanding others. Unfortunately, women oftentimes find themselves growing in positive, life-giving ways while their partners are in a state of decline (or at a standstill). A prime example of this would be you developing an interest in becoming healthier by adopting a vegan diet and exercising consistently. If your partner encourages you to be sedentary and mocks your new dietary choices by stocking your refrigerator with meat and cheese products, it’s clear that you are growing and he is not. It is often the case that when you start to grow and your partner stands still, he will intentionally try to stagnate your growth. When someone is attempting to stunt your growth, you can be sure that your relationship will no longer contribute to your health and happiness. So end it.
If you’re currently in a relationship but question whether it is truly contributing to your well-being and growth, you should know that there are several signs you can look for to attain a clear answer. By reviewing the four signs outlined above, you can help yourself decide whether it’s time to call it quits on your relationship. Good luck!