Must-Read: When It’s Time to Bail
Relationships are weird things. On the one hand, you’e often taught from a young age that you want to stick through something until the end, that you don’t want to bail early because that proves you’re not tough. But at the same time, there are plenty of times when you should actually be bailing on a relationship, because when they go bad, they go REALLY bad.
And so today we’re heading on over to AskMen.com where they have a list of 10 things to look out for if you feel as if it’s time to put the relationship to bed. Here, for example, is one of thebig signs that it may be time to end it:
You used to see her little jibes as humorous and you were able to laugh them off. Now, the slightest word from her that you find irritating leads you to throw down the gauntlet and pick a fight without a second’s notice. If this is the case, it suggests a deep-seated resentment for your partner, and is a sign that things could get real ugly if you don’t leave now and break up.
And one more, just for the hell of it:
The basis of any successful relationship is trust. This means sharing every intimate detail with no lies, no secrets, and no unexpected skeletons. If that suddenly disappears, what’s the point in continuing? If you can’t trust your partner with something your friend told you, or with something that might affect their own situation (either with a friend, family or work) it’s clear you no longer feel you can confide in them and it’s time to pack up and go.
So head on over to the above link and check out the other 8 signs, and then it’s time to ask yourself the big question: Is it time to stay or time to go?
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.