Relationships end all the time for a variety of reasons. Why? Here are five factors that seem to be responsible for the demise of most relationships.
Incompatibility: Opposites attract to a certain extent, but when it comes to creating a life together, raising children and staying connected, incompatibility can cause more frustration than it’s worth and will often be the main factor driving a couple apart.
Cheating: Some couples make it through a case of infidelity while others don’t. Cheating is often a major reason for break-ups in that since making a commitment means staying faithful, how can you trust them when they’re cheats? The other issue is that it shows that there’s a problem in the relationship before the “infidelity”.
Growing apart: The bond that keeps every relationship moving forward can end up frayed and tattered as time passes, especially under pressure. When this happens, you’re left staring at someone you’ve known and loved but who now feels like a stranger. Not many couples can survive growing apart, and it usually means the relationship has run its course (it’s time to move on).
Faded chemistry: Many relationships end simply because the initial chemistry wears off (love was mistaken for lust…very rampant in our society today) and there was no substance backing up the physical attraction (sex), so when one (or both) of you are fed up with the physical aspect of what you had, there’s nothing else keeping you connected.
Different paths: This is probably the most frustrating cause of break ups because even though you might want different things in life, that doesn’t mean you don’t still love each other. If he wants a small wedding but you want a grand one or you want kids now and he’s not ready yet– these are tough situations to deal with and when no one’s ready to compromise, there’s often no other choice but to part ways despite any lingering feelings you might have for each other.