Some relationships just don't work out. Here are some flags that it might be time to call it quits.

5 Signs You Should Break Up

Breaking up is never easy and is sometimes only evident to those around us. The following five signs will help you decide if ending your relationship is better than being in it. The earlier we can recognize that a relationship isn’t working, the more chance we have of leaving on good terms with some fond memories rather than harsh feelings and resentment.

Frequently Apart
If you are constantly looking for reasons to spend time away from your partner instead of with them, that is typically a sign of not wanting to be together, but you don’t know how to end it. It's best just to tear off the band aid and let them know it’s over.

Never Ending Argument
Does it seem like you are in a never-ending argument? That everything once resolved with a discussion now turns into a heated situation. This tension is a sure sign that the relationship should follow another path.

Consistent Justification to Friends and Family
Do you find yourself consistently making excuses for your partner or justifying your relationship to your family and friends? This need to defend your situation may be because they can see the writing on the wall. Listen and see if there is any merit to what they say so you can decide for yourself if it’s time to let the relationship go.

Trust is Gone
It takes a long time to build trust, and once it’s gone, it can be tough to earn back. While some couples can work through this type of loss with the help of counseling, it doesn't work for everyone. If you feel like you can no longer trust your partner, breaking up may be the best option.

Everything is Annoying
Remember when you found your partner's little pet peeves cute and exciting? No? If you can’t, and they drive you crazy, where everything is annoying from the way they chew to the way they say a particular word, those are clear signs that saying goodbye might be best for both of you.