It’s the end of an era for T.I. and Tiny Harris. Along with the end of their VH1 reality series, the couple announced their impending divorce last December. We might think that being in love with somebody is easy and that everything will all fit into place. But it isn’t quite the same as in the movies, it takes a lot of work to make a relationship last; it needs to be properly maintained.
Lots of people might be willing to end things at the first sign of trouble, but just because you’ve had a few problems it doesn’t mean that the relationship is over completely. Sometimes you can work things out and the relationship will be stronger than ever. But that isn’t always the case. In certain circumstances, you need to realize that it is time to end the relationship altogether. If you think that things might be on the rocks, here are some signs that you should look for.
You’re Bored. In the early stages of a relationship, there is bound to be a lot if romance. Your partner used to make plenty of romantic gestures all of the time, but these days it’s more sitting in front of the TV. There’s nothing wrong with spending time with your partner on the sofa, but if that’s all that you do, things can start to get boring. The best thing is to get your partner’s attention and let them know that you want to spend more romantic time with them. It doesn’t have to be anything major, just taking you out for dinner once in awhile. If you do tell your partner that you want them to make things more interesting, and they don’t do anything about it, then maybe they aren’t really that invested in the relationship.
You Have Bad Communication. One of the most important things in a relationship is communication. Working through problems together is the only way that you can move the relationship forward. If you and your partner aren’t communicating anymore then you are likely to be running into problems. That doesn’t mean you should cut ties right away — talk to your partner and try to get a good dialogue going. If you have recently broken up with your partner, before you had a chance to really talk, maybe it’s worth having that conversation you never had. Knowing how to make your ex want you back means knowing why he or she left you in the first place. You need to start by communicating your feelings with them properly. If you can learn to express yourselves better, there might be a chance for your relationship.
If one or more of these problems persists for a long period, then maybe it’s time to think about ending your relationship.
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