Is It Really Over? 9 Telltale Signs It's Time To Breakup and Move On For Good

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A psychologist breaks down how to know when a relationship is no longer healthy for you.
Kimberly Wilson Nov, 05, 2018

Breaking up is never an easy thing to do.

Sometimes the signs are clear cut, and other times, it’s a gut feeling that we’ve been trying to ignore for months (and sometimes even years). Even when you’ve decided to end the relationship, it’s a lot easier said than done. So we continue to stay.

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“In my experience working with individuals and couples, the decision to break up is never straightforward,” says Kathleen Isaac, PhD, Psychologist, NYU’s Langone Medical Center. “We bring our own own histories and attachment styles into each relationship so the reason why we need to break up and when to do so is person-dependent.”

If you’ve been considering a breakup but don’t know how to clear assess the signs to do so, here are a few indicators that let you know it’s time to walk away — once and for all.

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