FOUR SIGNS THAT A RELATIONSHIP CAN’T BE REBUILT
1 LACK OF CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM
Do you find your confidence and self-esteem are lower when you spend time with this person? Do you feel worse – not better – when you are with them? “Sometimes relationships can become toxic and will never bring you long-term happiness or growth,” says Jennifer.
2 BAD VIBES
Do you find your energy lowers and you feel sapped when you’re around this person? If so, this can be a sign it’s time to end the relationship. Our bodies are very clever at giving us signs that all is not well. “If we feel drained around a certain someone, or have a feeling of dread when we think about them, it may be time to cut ties,” says Jennifer.
3 OVERWHELMING FEELINGS OF HURT
“Sometimes the hurt can feel too much,” says Jennifer. “Recognising when to end a relationship is hard and there can be a mix of emotions. Ask yourself whether you can see this person in your future and if they’ll be a positive influence in your life. If no, then it may be time to call it a day.”
AN INABILITY TO LET GO OF THE PAST
The betrayed party may continually punish their partner, bringing up the betrayal in arguments. “Like all blame and criticism, this will lead to bitterness and resentment,” says Hayley. Equally, if one or both parties continues to lie and break the ground rules, this will destroy any chance of rebuilding trust.