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16 Honest Reasons to Break Up | Reasons Why Relationships End

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There are a variety of reasons why people break up and why relationships end.

I know I personally have experienced a couple of different break ups where they didn’t all add up to the same break up reasoning.

Today we’re going to dive into the reasons why people break up and the reasons why relationships end.

So let’s jump into it.

16 Honest Reasons to Break Up | Reasons Why Relationships End

You don’t actually see a future with them.

Sometimes you end up dating someone for so long only to realize that you don’t see a life with them in the future.

A lot of times there are situations where people are together just becauseit’s what they’re used to because it’s safe as well as familiar.

It’s okay if when you think about your future you don’t see who you’re currently with in it, but you need to be honest with yourself and with them about this decision.

Don’t lead them on if you don’t want to go the distance in the future with them.

You don’t trust them.

If you don’t have trust, then there’s no way a relationship can work.

If someone doesn’t trust you, then how can you truly build a life with them?

Without trust there is no stability.

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They cheated.

Cheating is one of the number one reasons that relationships end and it’s an understandable one.

It will be hard to be with someone that isn’t faithful.

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They’re abusive.

If you find yourself in a relationship where someone is verbally, physically, or emotionally abusive.. it’s a reason to break up.

Why be miserable with someone?

A relationship is supposed to make your life better.. not worse.

They’re manipulative.

If you find yourself being manipulated by your significant other, this could also be a reason to break up.

No one should be manipulated or constantly be in situations where their significant other is manipulating them.

It isn’t healthy and it can be emotionally abusive.


They constantly lie.

If you’re involved with someone who lies all the time.. whether it’s about who they’re hanging out with or where they’re going..

If you can’t trust them, then it could be a reason to break up with them.

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You aren’t sexually compatible.

Sometimes people get involved and when they finally have sex, they realize that they aren’t compatible physically.

Maybe one person has a stronger sex drive than the other.

There are compromises that can be applied that can help that aspect of the relationship, but be honest with your wants and your needs with your significant other or let the relationship go.

You both want different things.

One of you may want kids while the other may not.

You may want an open relationship while they just want to be with you.

If one person wants something else that can seriously impact your relationship long term, then it should be discussed and evaluated.

Don’t just assume that someone will change their mind just for you… I mean would you change your mind for them?

You may want to date other people.

Sometimes break ups happen where one person may not want to be in a relationship.

They may want to date and be with other people instead of prolonging the relationship.

I honestly think even though it sucks that it is admirable to be honest about this and end the relationship versus cheating on the person you’re with.

You find yourself being stagnant and not growing.

I actually see this happen a lot where 2 people are together and them being together actually causes a lack of growth.

It’s okay to end things if you find yourself being hindered and slacking off.

I feel like a person you’re in a relationship with will help you to progress in life.

They won’t just want you to settle for less than what you want out of life.

You feel like you can’t be yourself with them.

I have been in situations like this a multiple of times where I would want to be my true self with someone, but I couldn’t.

I would want to share things I was interested in with them but I was afraid they’d judge me or I would be too concerned about what they thought when it came to the way I looked.

It was dreadful to experience that.

You should be able to be who you are with the person you’re going to spend your life with and be in a relationship with.


You may feel like you’re constantly walking on eggshells with them.

If you feel like you can’t be honest with your significant other… whether you want to spend time with your friends..

Whether you want to do something that would make you happy, but you feel like they’d be upset or downplay how you feel..

In a relationship, you should be able to talk with your person about whatever is on your mind and not feel on edge about it constantly.

They constantly accuse you of doing something wrong.

Dating someone who consistently thinks you’re cheating or lying about something is awful.

It’s just better to break up. It’s less stress because if I’m being honest… if someone constantly accuses you of things without logical reason that’s their problem and not yours.

It’s as simple as they don’t trust you and since they don’t.. it’d just be better for both of your mental healths to end the relationship unfortunately.

They make bad decisions in life with money and life choices in general.

The older you get.. the more you realize how important it is to be with someone who thinks long term and plans for the future.

It would be super unfortunate to be with someone who says they’re going to pay certain bills for the month, but then you find out that they spent the money for the bills on shoes.

It’d be awful to be in a relationship with someone who makes a quick decision without speaking with you to quit their job without a backup job knowing there are bills that they have to help pay.

They discourage you and belittle you.

This is apart of dating someone that is verbally and emotionally abusive.

They aren’t supportive or encouraging.

They stay telling you what you can’t do. They never say anything positive about you.


You want to explore life and find yourself before you settle down.

It’s okay if you’re not ready to settle down.

You may feel lost and you may want to focus on living just for you.

It’s okay to be honest and end things with the person you’re with, but you also have to be realistic and understand that they may not wait for you.

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So that’s my roundup of reasons why couples break up and reasons why relationships end.

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