It’s not often that two people in a relationship decide at the exact same time that things aren’t working and that they’re going to split. More often than not, one person is still happily in love while the other begins to feel like something about the relationship just isn’t quite right, like their partner just isn’t the one for them. It’s a tough situation.
You see, most people don’t relish the whole breaking up process. Even if you’re kind of over a relationship, you cared about the person at one point, so you don’t want to see them hurting — and a break-up definitely causes a lot of heartbreak. So, sometimes it can be helpful to see the signs of what’s truly going on in your relationship so that if your partner is too chicken to make the move and have the tough conversation with you, you can bring those things up. After all, no one wants to waste time in a relationship that’s going nowhere, where one half of the partnership is completely miserable.
Feeling like things just aren’t quite right in your relationship lately? Here are 15 signs he may have outgrown the relationship and is looking for someone new.
15. He’s Calling You Or Texting You Way Less
Everyone has different lifestyles and schedules — if your partner has the type of job where he’s legitimately not able to check his phone until the end of the work day, you learn to never expect him to call or text you back until he’s all wrapped up for the day. That becomes the norm. However, if your partner’s phone is glued to his hand and he always texts you back within seconds, and then all of a sudden he starts taking hours to respond to a simple message? That’s a big sign that he’s outgrown the relationship and is just trying to distance himself as he tries to figure out what to do and likely how to end things between the two of you. Any major change in habits is a bit of a red flag, to be honest, but this one is particularly noticeable.
14. He Prioritizes His Friends Over You
Every guy needs great guy friends in his life — they fulfill a completely different need in his life than you do. You want your guy to be able to grab a beer with his buddies and watch the game, to talk about things he may not want to talk about with you, etc. Plus, it’s ridiculous to think that two individuals would suddenly lose all their friends and individual interests the moment they decided to become a couple. However, there’s a bit of a balance to be found. If you feel like he’s prioritizing his buddies over his relationship time and time again, that he’ll cancel plans with you in order to watch the game at his friend’s place, that’s a sign. He may be too immature, he may have outgrown the relationship, who knows — the point is, you don’t deserve to be relegated to anyone’s second choice.