If Your Partner Has Stopped Caring, It’s Time to Move On

· February 20, 2019
After a person has stopped caring, it's pointless to try to hold onto them. That only leads to more pain and suffering. We need to be brave and summon the courage to move on.

Throughout our lives, we come to realize that certain people aren’t right for us. This realization often comes when the person you love no longer cares about you or vice versa. If you or your loved one has stopped caring, it’s time to move on.

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We know that it’s an important and painful sacrifice, a difficult decision that may carry you down the path of bitterness if you’re not careful. However, if you don’t care anymore, what’s the point of trying to hold onto something that is no longer right for you?

Or, if it’s the other way around and they’ve stopped caring, you need to realize what you’re worth, walk away, and never look back.

If they have stopped caring about me, how do I move on?

When you let go of the need to be important to someone, you may go into “panic mode” and the stress and anxiety may seem overwhelming.

However, it’s all about staying calm and trying to examine the situation from another perspective.

Couple going separate ways stopped caring

There are thousands of other people going through the same type of situation that you’re going through now. When you realize this, your problem suddenly doesn’t seem like such a big deal.

The reason this makes us unhappy and feel so bad is because of the feelings and emotions we still hold towards the person that no longer cares about us.

We would be lying if we told you that nothing happens when you no longer care about somebody. The truth is that one of the two parties involved, if not both, will be hurt.

However, accepting things for what they are is the best possible thing you can do because it’s much worse to hold onto somebody after they’ve stopped caring.

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This situation often occurs in romantic relationships when one of the parties involved falls out of love or simply experiences heartbreak. The fear of being alone or being without that person who’s been such a big part of our lives produces intense worry.

Signs of Emotional Detachment: Have They Stopped Caring?

You’d imagine that if you are in a relationship, you’d know it right away if you stopped caring. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Sometimes the emotional detachment isn’t physical.

Couple looks lovingly at each other stopped caring

For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the signs mentioned below to give you some clues as to whether your partner is emotionally distancing themselves from you. This way, at least you’ll know and won’t be so caught off guard.

  • You’ve ceased to be a priority for this person for some time now. Maybe your interests and goals no longer match up.
  • You start to experience feelings of loneliness and abandonment because your partner is no longer concerned about your needs.
  • You’re the only one who puts any effort into the relationship: your partner is dedicated solely to receiving.
  • Your partner doesn’t take your opinions and ideas into account and starts making decisions without the two of you in mind. Their actions are just for their own benefit.
  • They may start humiliating you, criticizing you and distancing themselves from you without any apparent reason. The relationship suddenly changes: it’s now a war zone.

Although you’ve tried to resist it, you’ve realized that the person you love has stopped caring. However, now they’re making life impossible for you and making you feel guilty.

They don’t want you to leave them but they don’t want to leave you either. It makes for a very confusing, complicated and painful situation.

Saying goodbye out of respect for yourself

When you find yourself in a situation like this, it’s painful, yet necessary, to let that person go. Realize your worth and don’t give in.

Woman has left waiting for ride stopped caring

It’s not your fault that they stopped caring nor does it make you a bad person for having enough courage to admit that you no longer feel emotionally connected with them.

Gather all your courage and leave them behind. It will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.

This won’t be the first time in your life that you’ll have to leave something important behind, but you need to realize that people will come and go throughout our lives.

If you’ve stopped caring about someone, don’t do yourself any more damage by trying to mend the ties that someone else has already broken. It’s useless to try to fix things. If you’ve stopped caring, learn to move on.

It’s time you gathered your pride and started a new journey.

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  • Feeney, J. A., & Noller, P. (1990). Attachment style as a predictor of adult romantic relationships. Journal of personality and Social Psychology58(2), 281.