They say breaking up is hard to do, and they weren’t wrong. In many cases, it can take partners an extended period of time to part ways, and it’s usually the result of a few different factors. And although there isn’t a precise way to avoid getting your heart broken, there are some signs you can look for to determine if you should stay or go before more damage is done. We partnered with highly sought after couples’ therapist, Marlee Rubel, who has a bustling private practice in the city. As a registered psychotherapist, Marlee has become keenly aware of the behaviours between couples that make the difference between staying together or breaking apart.
Distraction becomes withdrawal
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Emotional connection is missing
Physical touch is missing
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You can’t spot the problem
Red flags become hard to ignore
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You’re growing apart
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Value misalignments you can’t fix
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Your intuition told you so
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You’ve become someone else
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