It’s really too bad when a relationship doesn’t last forever. Even though a lot of it depends on how the people in a relationship play their cards, sometimes the end is inevitable because there isn’t any chemistry, someone gave up halfway, or the two can’t agree on which side the toilet paper roll should be hung on the holder.

No matter what the reason is, it does happen sometimes. The AskReddit community has been listing key signs that a relationship is over, and the post has gotten over 20,000 upvotes and nearly 4,000 comments.

Here are the best answers that people shared in the viral post.

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#1

#1

PurpleVein99,Garry Knight

I can think of a few off the top of my head… The sight of them does nothing for you. When they send a text or call, you roll your eyes. You try not to get near them. You can’t even talk to them because everything they say is annoying.

You really don’t care about what they are doing or what they have to say. You start to imagine what your life would be like without them, and it makes you smile. Just to give a few examples.

#2

downhereforyoursoul,Anathea Utley

If you can only relax and be yourself when they aren’t around, crushing you with their silent judgment and disapproval, it’s way past the expiration date.

#3

ThunderPantsDance,Incase

From my own experience, the biggest sign is when tensions should be high, you should be upset or fighting, but you just don’t care anymore.

#4

breakfastinthemornin,Hernán Piñera

You’ve hidden how you really feel about them for so long that now everything they do or say makes you angry lol. Oops

#5

lucky_ducker

When you turn the corner on your way home and see her car in the driveway. You feel sad because you know that as soon as you walk in the door, she’ll start talking trash to you again.

#6

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
TourmalineDreams

When just thinking about being near them makes you nervous. Not just “I hope I don’t look like a fool in front of them” anxiety, but a deep, instinctual fear of fight or flight.

#7

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
rebelliousarms,Seeds_of_Peace

When no matter how hard you try, you just can’t trust them again.

#8

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
JustAnotherMaineGirl

You used to think their little quirks and habits were cute, but now they’re just annoying as hell.

#9

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
GenJonesMom

You don’t like how you SO smell anymore.

#10

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
Silly__Rabbit,Pete

You have a major event, but they are not the first person you contact.

I was in a car accident around 5 a.m., but I didn’t bother calling my now-ex because he wasn’t useful. Instead, I called the people who were important.

#11

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
cohenian-rhapsody,Jason Ippolito

When you realize you don’t want the best for her/him, but you also don’t want to hurt her/him. You’re just not interested in making something better with her/him.

#12

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
Ivan Wang

You’re both seeing the same person when you’re together.

#13

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
Lars Plougmann

When texting them stops making you happy and starts to be a chore,

#14

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
onidels

When you check AskReddit to find out if sexting is cheating

#15

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
SixFeetBlunder,Gareth Williams

when you can’t see yourself with them in the future.

#16

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
I_hate_traveling,Slava

When you often find yourself lying. When you don’t show them who you really are, it’s because you don’t want to fight with them or let them down.

Oh, and when you don’t want to f**k each other anymore.

#17

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
RurouniKarly,Andrey

After being apart for a while, you notice that your partner doesn’t miss you (or vice versa). If you haven’t seen or talked to your partner in two weeks or more and they don’t feel like they need to, then the relationship is over.

#18

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
CarlosTheBoss,joel

When everyone and everything in your life is controlled right down to the smallest details.

#19

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
Mussi Katz

Relationships take a lot of work when you find differences that can’t be solved. There will be times when you don’t want to be together, or when you’re not in sync sexually, or whatever. You need to talk about these things, and your relationship will be better for it. Differences in morals, beliefs and other things like that would be a red flag for me.

#20

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
GokuRocks1,Kevin Marsh

When you get home from work and find that no one is there and 90% of the things in the house are gone.

#21

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
Back2Bach,Britney M

Even though you’re in the same room, it feels like the other person isn’t there and that their mind and heart are somewhere else.

#22

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
Taney34,Jacek Becela

I asked my boss over and over to send me on business trips.

#23

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
InquisitiveMD,Eric.Ray

When you don’t care anymore if they ate or not all day.

#24

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
tldrjane,dr_zoidberg

Contempt. In college, I took a class on marriage and family, and the teacher said that this was one of the biggest signs that things should end. And I’ve been there for sure.

#25

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
DJ_DD,Franco Dal Molin

There’s a voice in your head that says, “You know it’s over.” This has happened to me every time a relationship has ended. Sometimes you fight it, sometimes you don’t. But in the end, the voice is always right.

#26

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
VelkenT,Sirenz Lorraine

(S) he’s just a friend; don’t be concerned about him” –spends more time with a friend than a partner.

#27

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
[deleted],Francesco

When you can’t help but think about how different you are.

When you lie or makeup reasons why you can’t be with them.

#28

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
llcucf80,Lindspetro

When someone says the name of your SO and you sigh or grimace.

#29

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group
maleorderbride,Nicholas Canup

When spending time isn’t something you look forward to and long for, but rather something you have to work at thinking about and planning. I know that’s how it was for me. She stopped being the reason why I had a schedule and instead became a block in it.

#30

30 Signs Indicating That A Relationship Has Reached A Dead End, As Pointed Out By Folks In This Online Group

When one of you always pulls out your phone when you’re with the other, you can’t find a comfortable moment of silence to enjoy the fact that you’re both there. 

PassiveBrandon,Susanne

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