It can be really unnerving when you're in a relationship and you're not sure if your partner is just in a super grumpy mood, or they actually are trying to drop clues that he or she wants to end your relationship.
And while the good news is that nine times out of 10, this scenario is just you having an insecure week, or your partner having an extra stressful week, or possibly the two combined, with a sour cherry on top in the form of some sort of recent big fight or other drama — sometimes, when things feel off, they are legit off and it's time to give your relationship some serious attention.
"By this, I have the person answer calls and texts less frequently, be less and less available, until things just naturally drizzle out." It's not always a good way to go, but it's an OK method if the person might be explosive with directness.
When "they refuse to discuss if they'll come to your cousin's wedding or make plans more than a week or so in advance," that is a definite lack of commitment, and things can only get worse from there.
Save yourself some heartache and have a heart-to-heart."One clue that they want to break up would be that they are less patient and more prone to argue," relationship coach Chris Armstrong tells Bustle.
"Dropping hints opens the door to see the partner’s reaction and lay the groundwork for a breakup." Do them a favor and tell them you know what they're up to. a paranormal event, or the possibility of one soon.
Playing dumb won't help, and it'll make you feel bad about yourself. "A clue that someone wants to end the relationship is something that I actually suggest my patients do if they want to end a toxic friendship or casual dating relationship," Better Help telehealth counselor and psychologist Nikki Martinez tells Bustle.
"If your partner is limiting the time you two spend together alone and only tries to schedule group outings, chances are they are trying to phase the relationship out," she says.