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5 signs you need to end your long-distance relationship

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Long distance relationships (LDR) are a unique but increasingly common type of romance. Couples in this relationship brave against not just the test of time but of distance too.

Some of them may be living in different cities, states, or even countries and continents, but they do their best to fight for the love they share.

However, LDR is not for everybody. There are also instances when you just wake up one day and realize that your bond had long ended before you even knew it.

Such situations can be heart-breaking because there’s a more significant, more profound void that’s created after you break up.

Oftentimes, you also don’t know where and how to start moving forward with your life after losing a loved one who’s located miles away.

An LDR that’s falling apart, just like the typical relationship, also has its tell-tale signs. In case you are wondering, here are five signs that you may need to end your long distance relationship:

1. You can go through days without talking to each other

If you and your LDR partner are no longer into doing video calls or seemingly unending message exchanges, to the point that can stand not communicating with each other, then this poses a red flag. It might be time to discuss things and see if your relationship still exists.

2. You don’t talk about anything interesting anymore

Meanwhile, if you are in an LDR relationship but you start to feel obligated to spend time with your significant other, then better ask yourself what’s happening. Are you not 100% committed to making your relationship work? Do note that regular communication is vital to the success of your relationship, and if you don’t find your heart in it anymore then maybe you need to end it instead.

3. One of you starts to be evasive

Let’s say that during the start of your relationship, you two can’t get enough of each other. Sure, for all these to slow down over time is normal, primarily when you have grown to trust each other. However, what does it tell when one of you starts to avoid the other deliberately?

While you want to avoid going paranoid, this is an indicator that one of you (particularly the one who starts going evasive first) is going through an issue concerning your relationship. You may want to do your best to reach out and find out what’s going on, but if your partner continues to deny you this vital right, then it may be time to let go.

4. Your partner prioritizes other activities over you

Have you experienced instances when, while at the start of your conversation, your partner begins attending to another call or message exchange and spends more time with them instead of talking to you?

As much as you hate to admit it, this is a sign that your partner is no longer interested in the relationship as much as you are. Perhaps it would be better that you be the one to give way and move on. This can be a way for both of you to think things through. If you are meant for each other, your paths will cross again.

5. Your LDR is becoming toxic

Probably the biggest red flag to end a long distance relationship is when it is already starting to destroy both of your lives.

If you always see yourself crying, getting sick, and messing with your life, then it might be the right time to end your toxic long distance relationship. It may be a painful process but you have to consider detoxifying your life, not only for yourself, but also for your family, friends, and other people who need and love you.