Four Reasons to Get Out of a Relationship

Staying with another person out of pity, laziness or routine is a mistake. Discover the main reasons that may indicate it's necessary to reflect on how your relationship is and decide whether to put it to an end.
Four Reasons to Get Out of a Relationship

Last update: 24 February, 2021

Do you want to get out of a relationship? Some couples have more than enough justified reasons to split and yet stay together for different reasons.

Sometimes it’s due to fear. Other times it’s because you don’t want to have to start a new relationship. Many things can play a role. However, when these situations arise, it’s time to really evaluate and decide.

We’ll talk about it below. Despite this, if any of these following thoughts cross your mind, it’s probably time to cut your losses and end the relationship. Let’s take a look.

Things that keep you from ending a relationship

A fight like this couple is having could happen in your relationship.

1. Failure

The truth is that nobody likes failure, let alone if it has to do with a relationship. Failure, in this case, feels psychologically unforgivable to many people.

When you have these thoughts, it’s important to reflect on the reasons why your relationship failed. Is it a one-time thought or does it persist over time? What are the reasons that make you think this way?

This thought is one of the reasons why some peopled may not want to split up with their partner. When it crops up, it leads to the fear of social disapproval.

Maybe we didn’t give everything we could have… Maybe we didn’t love our partner as much as we should have… These are just excuses to stop you from making the decision to end a relationship that no longer makes sense to maintain.

The end of your relationship isn’t a failure. In fact, it’s a completely normal situation. Sometimes, relationships don’t work out for different reasons and nothing happens. Therefore, it’s necessary to abandon this recurring thought about what other people will say.

The really important thing is how you feel. Don’t stick with someone because you feel guilty that the relationship hasn’t been a success.

2. The children

Of course, you always have to think about your children, but not the way you think you have to. Couples are often mistaken in how to protect their children when dealing with this negative situation.

Staying together just for your children is a big mistake. The arguments won’t stop, the relationship will become even more strained, and in the end, everything will explode. Your children will have to deal with a toxic environment. Furthermore, they won’t be comfortable and will witness negative behavior that will not be beneficial to them.

We often believe that children need a united family and to be raised by a couple that loves each other and is still together. However, this is a misconception. Children need their parents to give them love and to be as happy as possible.

By accepting the fact that it’s better to end your relationship, your children won’t be forced to grow up in an uncomfortable environment. When you stay with your partner for your children, you’re ultimately forcing yourself to be with someone you don’t want to be with.

3. Fear of being alone

Another fear that might be keeping you from ending your relationship is the fear of being alone, of believing yourself incapable of leading an independent life without another person by your side.

This can be a problem when you’re deciding whether to end your relationship or not.  This is because it will cause fear and anxiety about separating from your partner. Many people develop emotional dependence, especially if they’ve been with someone for many years and have never really been alone.

This fear of being alone may be heightened if you’ve already reached a mature age. For example, we often believe that the older we are, the less likely we are to find a partner.

Since relationships are important in the society we live in, we choose to stay with our partner despite everything. This is simply because we don’t want to be the odd one out.

The result is undoubtedly catastrophic. It can cause partners to become truly detached to each other and themselves.

It’s not easy to get out of this situation, but the effort is worth it. Being alone is an adventure. Above all, because you will find out who you really are and what you really need to be happy.

A woman stressed out about your relationship.

What if you share friends in your relationship?

It’s natural that couples who have been together for many years share their friendships. This is something that is not a big problem until you talk about separating.

Many people believe that staying together may be the best option to not lose friends. This also applies to in-laws who you’ve gotten close to.

However, you must be consistent with yourself and how you feel. If they love you, they’ll wish you well and support you. Put yourself first and think about what’s be best for you.

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