13 Early Warnings Your Relationship Is Doomed

When a bad relationship enters its final phases, it’s pretty obvious (like when you walk by your roommate’s bedroom and you just hear ugly sobbing from his girlfriend and you know the rest of your day is going to be real fuckin’ interesting).

But what about earlier? Like, way before that final phase, can you see it coming? Can you avoid putting that much time into something that will fall apart? These folks from across the internet think they’ve come up with signs to watch out for.

And look, I try to keep these things light normally, but these are heavier than I thought they’d be. Just a heads up.

When you’re spending time with them and you’d rather be anywhere else. When conversations with them become dry and boring, that’s a big one too.


When your SO seems totally disinterested in talking to you. You try to start a conversation and they just give you one word/one sentence answers.


When you take a trip together, and argue the whole time. One of the reasons I knew I needed to marry my wife. We could go anywhere together.


You feel strongly about something but you don’t want to talk about it because you know it’ll just become an argument that won’t be resolved satisfactorily.


The brief terrifying, numbing thought of “is this going to be the rest of my life”

edit: Thanks for the gold! My very first ever! On such a depressing memory-laden post! Thanks!


When you get a urge to ask people about symptoms of a failing relationship


When you feel like you have to make excuses about your SO to others. (Why they do what they do. Why they said what they said etc.)


A friend asked me, “what’s he like?” about a month into the relationship.

I couldn’t answer.

It ended in flames, lesson learned.


The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference. When this makes sense to you, it’s over.


When others talk about your SO to you, and you get a little exasperated, or a little wince/groan on your face when they say their name.


When you don’t see each other for a few days, and you’re not excited to get back together.


When you are companion, someone to keep them from feeling alone while they go about their life.


Being with them feels like an obligation, their quirks drive you away from them subconsciously, you’re only trying for the sake of keeping up a social veil of perfection.


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