Some end nasty, some may not, but either way, it’s not easy.
From the infamous words, "We need to talk" that dreadful and final conversation, which is followed by the awkward last hug/and or kiss saying goodbye.
When Do You Know It’s Over?
15 Signs that it's over:
When you’ve grown apart.
When you need your own space.
When sex becomes an issue.
When you start keeping secrets.
When It hurts more than it feels good.
When you start arguing for no reason.
When you start sweating the small stuff.
When you no longer say the words, I love you.
When you find yourself getting irritated quickly.
When anywhere else is a better place to be than with your mate.
When you start avoiding you mates phone calls and text messages.
When your become less attractive to your mate, although he/she is sexy.
When you excessively start hanging out with your single girlfriends/fellas.
When you start spending time with someone else that has caught your eye.
When you feel like you’re staying too long in a relationship that is heading nowhere.
When all of the core values; Communication, Trust, Love, Understanding, Honesty, Respect and Loyalty, are missing in your relationship, what choices are left?
Seeking relationship coaching, counseling
and if that doesn't work, maybe it's time to move on.
The decision is always yours.
It was as simple as, just saying it?
Back in the day when we were young we had paper dating, the cute little check “Yes” if you like me or “No”, if you don’t or would you be my Girlfriend/Boyfriend, check Yes or No. Pure innocence made it simple, back then. Even breakups were less complicated, because there was less involved.
Remember the words, “I quit you”? sounded simple enough, huh?
You were then mad for a couple of hours or a day or so, but by the end of the week, continued playing together, like nothing ever happened. Wow, it used to be all so simple, when we were young and free.
If only we can say the words, “I quit you” and just go back to
being friends, now.... not as simple, huh?
Welcome to adulthood...
Are there rules on how to break-up with someone?
These are very impersonal ways to do breakup with someone. Some may even say it's insensitive. It shows that you’re protecting yourself only.
It can be taken negatively. Your ex can think that you are selfish and
think that you probably never cared to begin with.
Think about it first, and then take action. It takes two to be in a relationship and you will not be the only one hurt by the breakup.
Can you break up as friends?
Maybe...it depends on the circumstances of the breakup and the maturity level of the people involved.
Do you just walk away and abandon the relationship?
No. If you abandon the relationship, there’s usually no closure.
Love yourself and your mate enough to know when to cut your losses and end the relationship. There's no need to put him/her through the whys of your decision to break up. Although, it’s clear there should be an explanation, but not a long drawn out story, giving every detail.
So, how do you breakup?
There is no easy way out. Start by being honest. Be clear on your feelings about the breakup, Make sure you're sure first!
Don’t, say let’s be friends if you have no intentions on being friends. Why further complicate things?
Never stay because the sex is good or because you believe you've molded him/her into the man/woman that he/she's become and no other woman/man should have what you've created. Ask yourself, Is that really enough to stay? I've heard those reasons so many times before and they are not valid reasons to stay.
Sometimes people look for excuses to stay, because they are either afraid to let go, be alone or are simply afraid of starting over.
Let's be clear on a couple of things. One, you can't change a person, they must first acknowledge that change is needed and be ready and willing to change themselves. Two, you cannot make a person stay,
if they want to leave, they will leave.
Some things are just out of our control. Though, we are in control of our own thoughts and actions. So remember to be accountable for them.
What if there are children involved?
If you have children, it gets a little complicated, Weigh your odds and ask yourself, does staying in an unhealthy environment makes it better for the children? Staying will also hurt the children, because they can feel the negative energy in the atmosphere. For the children's sake, handle the situation like adults and with care, but do the best thing for everyone involved. If you need someone to mediate, seek the proper authorities.
Not all relationships are made to last for ever,
if you have a good one, work on it and most of all cherish it!
The Healing Process
The decision to breakup is already a difficult process, so allow yourself time to heal.
Cry, be to yourself, but don't go into seclusion.
Release the hurt and pain, but don’t contact your ex, as it will make it difficult to heal and move on.
Don't be his/her doormat or booty call.
Every day is a new day to feel better and better about yourself, but make no mistake about it; you’re still in the healing process. Hurt doesn’t go away overnight, so don’t expect it to. Take your time.
Find emotional support from others who's been there done that and most of all, have allowed themselves to heal properly and not fall into the trap of rebound dating and relationships. Rebound dating and relationships are nothing more than subconsciously trying to find someone else to fill the void due to the breakup. I can tell you that it’s not the best thing or the smartest thing to do. You will temporarily fill the void, but it doesn’t help you in your healing process. The hurt from your breakup is real; masking your pain will only complicate things but in the long run you will not be able to fully commit in your new relationship.
Again, take your time. Don’t let anyone rush you back out on the dating scene. Be careful who you seek advice from, a broken person can only give you broken advice, which leads to more confusion and misconstrued information due to that person not being able to see passed their own pain and looking through hurt eyes.
Forgive and set yourself Free!
Start a new relationship with you.
Make yourself happy.
Explore and do new exciting things.
Love you unconditionally.
Find your smile again - Happiness begins with you!
In time you will get back on your feet and begin dating again. Remember, it's a process.
Love is still out there and will happen, when the time is right.
Relationships are all so exciting and fresh in the beginning, but after some time like many other things in life it becomes routine and can lose its fizzle – especially in long term relationships.
What do you do?
Do you adapt to routine and possibly grow apart
or even worse, stray?
Here are some tips that can keep your relationship new.
Rekindle your friendship and strengthen your bond.
In the beginning you went out on dates and spent quality time with one another and had fun. It is important to still have date night. Do what you did in the beginning, but spice things up as time goes by. Go out to dinner, but also make dinner together at home, with candle light music wine and even dress the part.
This is a key aspect of any relationship. Some people are Sapio-Sexual meaning that they are attracted to and can become aroused, by intelligence. Sometimes we need more engaging and stimulating conversation, which can spark your thoughts and penetrating the mind, intellectually. It’s sexy, sensual and can create a sense of intimacy.
Get little colorful stick notes and write little sexy messages to each other. Women love to hear their mates tell them they are sexy. It adds to their confidence. Men love compliments too so create balance with the love notes, tell how sexy he is too.
I Love you:
Simply saying I love you while looking into each others eyes is romantic and engaging.
Pay attention to each other
Appreciate each other
Trust each other
Greeting with a hug and kiss
Take walks together
Keep the relationship romantic. Shower together; take bubble baths, try massages with sensual smelling oil from a massage candle. Surprise your mate with flowers, candle light, wine music and you. Send flowers just because.
Intimacy doesn't have to involve sex. Cuddle together, hold hands, hug, talk; simply spending quality time together is all apart of intimacy. Explore each other sensually not sexually, there’s a difference.
Learn how to experience each other through the awareness of your five senses. (Touch, Taste, Smell, Hear and Sight) Intimacy connects the mind body and soul, bringing you and your mate closer together. When you couple sensuality with being in tune with your sexuality, it can enhance the art of making Love.
It awakens your senses - it's erotic and sexy!
Plan a romantic day with your mate starting with a spa day at home and then try some sensually exploration of the senses, by blindfolding your mate - touching tasting and explore!
Remember, you don't have to spend a lot to experience a lot.
Spice it up in the bedroom:
Try something new.
Guide your mate into what you like. Don't always expect your mate to know everything that you like. What you liked 3 years ago, may not be what you like now. Show him/her what you want, how you want it and let them know how it feels.
Communication is key.
Do some erotic shopping, online discreetly or in person, whatever you both are comfortable with. Erotic shops are fun, sexy and spicy and endearing. Shop discreetly at The EroticKookie Shop Look for toys like Infinit; the toy with endless possibilities. He'll love it just as much as you.
Use your imagination and take the fun to another level.
Don’t just live life, experience it together!
Just because you’re growing old together, doesn’t mean your relationship has to get old.
Have Fun – Keep your relationship fresh and new.
A romantic weekend getaway
Salsa dance lesson (it’s sexy)
Erotic texting (It's Foreplay)
Erotic massage (It's sensual)
Go to Dave & Busters
Just spend quality time together
(No cellphones or social networking allowed)
Never Go To Bed Angry!