There’s a scene in the classic movie Annie Hall where Alvy Singer and Annie Hall (played by Woody Allen and Diane Keaton) are flying back home to New York from Los Angeles, where Annie has had a wonderful time, and Alvy has had a terrible time.
They sit next to each other looking unhappy, until finally Annie turns to Alvy and says, “Let’s face it, you know? I don’t think our relationship is working.” Alvy replies, “I know. A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we’ve got on our hands is a dead shark.”
I’m a romantic at heart. I really, truly believe in love – to the point where I give people way too many chances and end up getting hurt worse in the long run. But the truth is, sometimes a relationship really is unsalvageable. Sometimes that shark really is dead.
Here are eight signs that your relationship isn’t going anywhere, and like Annie and Alvy, you’d be better off pulling the plug.