Relationships are hard – and break ups are even harder.
In fact, most of us have probably found ourselves wondering where a relationship was going at one point or another. When you’re in that painful in-between stage, it can be tough to know whether it’s time to break up for good.
And among the obligatory jokes (“When you ask Reddit if it’s time to breakup“) there were also some surprisingly thoughtful responses.
Zaxhary wrote, "If you're not happy then you're not happy. People can't tell you if you should break up, only you decide that," while hirgon13 added "When the memories mean more to you than the person standing in front of you."
Others shared their own experiences with troubled relationships:
"I knew it was done between me and my ex when he started getting annoyed at every single thing I said."
"Sadly I was ~in love~ and put up with three more months of him treating me like crap until he dumped me. Thankfully it was a wake-up call to get some damn self-respect."
Other surprisingly deep responses included:
"When the idea of breaking up is in your mind more often than the idea of staying with your SO."
"When you dread the times that you're supposed to hang out together."