The Most Common Reasons for Breaking Up


The Most Common Reasons for Breaking Up
The most common reasons couples break up, if it was for the best and how to avoid it next time.

In the beginning when two people fall in love, or as I call it New Relationship Energy or NRE, people are so happy to please someone else they will do anything for that person. You know what I’m talking about; Chris Rock calls it “Representative.” Smart people like you who read about dating and relationships know about NRE and how to handle it when it disappears as this often occurs at different times for each person. Couples who do not take the time to learn about dating often break up when the NRE begins to fade for one person.


Here are 5 reasons why you break up:

1. You had lust for each other and not love.

Lust can only last for so long. It is sexual chemistry that does not provide the groundwork for a lasting relationship. When you lust for someone you want to see them because you are attracted to them but don’t care enough to really get to know them. The person you love you want to get to know.

2. You only had chemistry as friends and confused that with romantic love.

You started dating and you had a great time as friends, but the romance wasn’t there and eventually you broke up. There are many sexless relationships that started as friendships. You need to be aware that there is a difference between chemistry with a great friend and romantic love. Keep Reading...

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