2. You have to talk yourself into staying
Do you find yourself making up reasons to stay together or excuses to avoid ending the relationship? “It would be too hard to find someone else.” “We love the same movies.” “It would be hard for me to find a new apartment.” “All my stuff is at his place.”
Those all may be great perks for a relationship, but are also good examples of reasons that are not good enough to keep a bad relationship going.
Working hard to come up with reasons to stay with someone may a sign that you have self-esteem issues that could use some work. While it’s natural to want to cling to that person and maintain the security of having someone, ending a bad relationship will almost always result in a massive relief and realization that you did the right thing after a little time has past.