How to Know if Breaking Up is the Right Decision

A break up is not always the right decision. It can be based on the heat of the moment instead of a rational decision. Here are signs to tell if your break up was a bad decision or not.

1. The Break Up Was a Rash Decision

It’s not uncommon for couples to break up because of their ego. Nobody wants to back off and no one wants to lose an argument, which leads to one party thinking that it’s not going right. If this is the case, you might be pushing the right person away, just because you’re not sure how to deal with each other.

2. You had a Great Relationship

If the relationship was smooth all the way through up until the point of the breakup, then the fight that led up to it could be an isolated case. Think back about the time you had with your partner. How often did you fight with them? How do you feel about the relationship when everything was normal? Did you feel like you could always be honest with them? Did you feel like they were always honest with you? If all of these answers point to the positive side, then it might be a sign that you should reconsider your decision and makeup with your ex.

3. You Have a Child Together

A divorce or separation is difficult for both you and your partner, so imagine how your child feels. If you have a child together with your partner, it might be in your child’s best interest to try to stick it out and see that you both work together to raise your child in a healthy family. You might have to try to take the initiative and do what’s best for your child. But if it really doesn’t work out, then a separation might be better for everybody.

4. Circumstantial Breakup

If your break up has nothing to do with your relationship but it was due to the unfortunate circumstances, it might be possible for you to try to make it work again. Whether it’s a long distance relationship or if your career doesn’t allow you to have enough time to be with your partner, they present real problems to any couple. If the relationship was healthy and you loved spending time with your partner, then you should give it another chance.

5. Your Friends and Family Think it’s a Good Idea to Get Back Together

Sometimes, it takes the fresh, unbiased eyes of outsiders to help you see the bigger picture. If your friends and family make great points about why you should get back with your ex, then maybe it’s right. But the most important thing is that you need to think for yourself. They are not the one who has to be in the relationship, but you are. You can listen to their advice, but if it’s really not what you think is best for you, then it’s best to just stay out of it.

6. You See Some Serious Potential in The Relationship

Every relationship has the potential to be something great, as long as both parties are willing to come together and find solutions to the problems at hand instead of fighting over it. Again, you need to look at it critically. If you’re holding on to false hope, then you’re setting yourself up to fail. If your relationship was based on mutual respect and you felt like you could be comfortable around them no matter what you’re doing, then a reconciliation might be worth it.

How to Know if The Break Up is The Right Decision?

A break up is an emotional rollercoaster. There are many feelings and thoughts that might be going through your head, and it’s hard to think rationally when your mind is full of emotions.

Give yourself some time to recover from the negative emotions, then take a critical look at your relationship. During this time, you shouldn’t contact your ex and avoid thinking about them as much as possible. This will give you time to get used to the change in lifestyle so that you don’t make a decision that you will regret.

The No-Contact Rule

As a general rule, if you don’t feel like you want to have anything to do with your ex in 30 days, chances are, you’ve made the right decision. If you feel like there’s a significant improvement in how you feel and how you live your life during this 30-day period, then it might be the relationship that was the cause of the problem. However, if you just can’t stop thinking about how it could have been, and you think that there’s potential in your relationship, it might be a good idea to give it another try.

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