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Whether you’ve been together for weeks or years, every relationship hits bumps in the road. It’s normal to argue with your partner and feel like you’re not always on the same page.

When To Stay Or Let Go Of Your Partner

But sometimes, these disputes can’t be resolved no matter how hard you try. For instance, would you stick to your relationship if your boyfriend doesn’t want to have sex?

How exactly would you know when it’s time to stick to your partner and work through the rough patch… and when it’s time to let him go of your love story?

When to Stick Around

Here are the circumstances when to stay with your partner:

He’s your best friend.

If your partner is also your best friend, then that is a sign that you should stick by his side.

Best friends are the people we rely on when things are tough. They are the ones we call first when we need to speak louder, vent, or celebrate. They know us better than anyone and accept us for who we are – our core values, warts, and all.

So, if your partner fills this role in your life healthily, it’s worth fighting for the relationship.

There’s still chemistry.

It is difficult to determine when the spark goes out of a relationship. Sometimes it fades gradually, while it seems to happen overnight for new relationships.

But if you still feel a strong physical and emotional connection with your partner, that’s a sign that your relationship is worth saving. After all, chemistry keeps us coming back for more – even when things are tough.

There’s open communication.

Open communication in a relationship means that both partners feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings with each other – even when those thoughts and feelings are negative. This level of transparency is essential for a committed relationship. So if you and your partner can talk about anything and everything – without judgment or criticism – then that’s a sign that you should stick by his side.

Take, for instance, when your partner isn’t interested in sex or doesn’t even initiate. If he recognizes your sexual frustration or acknowledges a problem and does everything to make necessary adjustments, then you can stick with him. Otherwise, you have to let him go.

When to Call It Quits

Here are key signs that it might be time to break up with your partner and start dating.

He’s consistently disrespectful.

If your partner regularly puts you down, calls you names, or tells you you’re not good enough, it’s time to let him go. You don’t deserve to be treated like that, no matter how much you care about them.

A serious relationship is built on mutual respect. So, if your partner can’t even give you that, it’s not worth your time.

You’re always the one doing the work.

A healthy relationship is a two-way street. Both you and your partner must act together to ensure a long-lasting bond. If you constantly find yourself the one initiating plans, reaching out first, paying attention, or generally putting in more effort than your partner, something’s wrong.

Healthy relationships are supposed to make your life easier, not harder. If this sounds like your current situation, it might be time to move on.

You don’t trust him anymore.

Trust is essential for a strong, romantic relationship. If he’s lied to you in the past or given you reason not to trust him, it’ll be hard to rebuild that trust again.

And without trust, what do you have? If you can’t seem to get past his betrayal, it might be time to let him go and find someone you can trust again.

He doesn’t make you happy anymore.

This is the bottom line: If being with him doesn’t make you happy, why are you still with him?

It might be easy to stay because it’s comfortable or because he’s not mistreating you outright. But if he’s not making you happy, why bother? Don’t waste time on a man who doesn’t make you happy. Find someone who does, and let this guy go for good!

When To Stick To Your Partner (And When To Let Him Go)

No romantic relationship is perfect. However, some are worth fighting for. If you’re wondering whether yours falls into this category, a relationship expert emphasizes a few key things to consider.

The first is whether or not he is meeting your needs. It might be time to let him go if he isn’t.

Second, think about whether or not he is willing to change. If he is willing to work on the relationship and make changes, it might be worth sticking it out. However, if he isn’t willing to make any changes, it might be time to move on.

And finally, listen to your gut feeling. Often, we know when something isn’t right. So, if you feel it is time to move on, trust your gut and let him go.

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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