Top 5 Reasons Why Your Relationship Is Failing

Love, Heartbreak

Have you ever wondered why a relationship fails?

For most people, the answer to that question would be a "no," until it happens to them.

At this point in your life, if find yourself in a relationship that seems to be heading nowhere — or worse, going in reverse — then one of the following reasons may be the culprit.

The Choice

The most obvious reason may be that you made the wrong choice in the first place. We're not always sure of what we want. So when we see something we like, we tend to confuse the two. It's a typical "love at first sight, but now I can't stand the sight" syndrome!

The Need

Sometimes, your need is so strong but it's facing the wrong direction. Dates with those "deal-breaker habits" are sometimes objects of your infatuation. At times like this, it is important to assess your real wants and desires before charging out and pursuing a person.

The Mismatch

Sometimes, the other person is after something completely different. Maybe they want a casual relationship while you're looking at finding a soulmate. This tends to happen when two people don't communicate about what they want from the relationship. This can easily be avoided by just opening up and revealing your true intentions.

The Hangover

Often, a partner who has just broken up with someone else will (un)knowingly keep comparing every other person with their ex. You may be the one to bear the brunt of that. Conversely, you may be inflicting that same thing on your partner.

The Sabotage

Yes, more often than you can imagine, people actually sabotage the very thing they're hoping to gain. This typically happens when one person tends to focus on the negatives of their partner rather than all the good stuff. If you keep thinking that this relationship isn't going to work, you're probably going to be right!

These are the most common reasons why relationships fail. This isn't, by any means, a comprehensive list. But it should give you a very good starting point to begin analyzing why things aren't going the way you'd hoped or planned.