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The 4 Major Break-Up Warning Signs

The 4 Major Break-Up Warning Signs

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Jay Cataldo | Excelle

June 26, 2009

Getting dumped sucks… there’s no doubt about it. There aren’t many things more heart-wrenching than finding out that the person you love thinks he will be better off without you. But this news can really make your guts fall on the floor when it comes completely out of left field.

If an “out-of-the-blue breakup” has happened to you in the past, I don’t have to remind you of how much it hurts. But the good news is that I can show you how to make sure it never happens again. Keep reading…

You see, the tell-tale signs of an inevitable breakup will always be there if you know what to look for. And while there are many indicators that point to minor relationship problems, we’re going to be looking at the big four which indicate that a breakup is very likely to happen in the near future.

Once you notice these signs, you can make the decision to address your issues before it’s too late, or you can turn the tables and end the relationship first, on your terms.

Breakup Warning Sign #1: Your partner starts distancing himself either physically or emotionally


The first red flag is any kind of distancing behavior, either physical or emotional. “Physical distancing” occurs when your partner seems to be making less and less time for you. All of a sudden, he may seem to be avoiding the typical “couple” activities you’re used to doing together, such as watching American Idol, walking the dog, etc.

“Emotional distancing” is a more subtle, but much stronger indicator that things are heading south in your relationship. Have you noticed any changes in the way that your partner communicates with you, such as a lack of eye contact or a different voice tone? Have you noticed that most of your conversations are now boring and trivial? Does he avoid discussing future plans for the two of you? These are all good signs that your partner’s emotional investment in the relationship is starting to rapidly deteriorate.

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  • Jay_smaller_max50


    over 5 years ago


    Thanks for the comments, ladies. It breaks my heart to hear what your husbands have to deal with, but they're incredibly lucky to have you by their sides. Every man dreams of having a loving, supportive woman who will stick with us through thick and thin, so it's refreshing to know that there are some amazing females out there.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Me_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I'm glad to see someone else broached the lack of intimacy in a relationship when it comes to health issues. I know my hubby and I are good, but because he only has 10-12% of his heart muscle left and with the mega-doses of meds he has to take morning and night has restricted our sex life to nil. But we still love to touch, kiss, and fondling each other knowing it will not go any further than that.


  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    Whew! I think I am good! My relationship is quite healthy, so I really was not worried. My fiance has MS so sometimes our level of intimacy drops down, but when he does not make advances it is always because he is just not feeling well and is worried that he will dissappoint. We always talk about it too and I think that our communication is key!

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