Now I know what you’re probably thinking: Why would I break up with someone I’m still in love with? I would be thinking the same thing, if I hadn’t just watched BuzzFeed’s video on the same topic. The video is about a couple that decides to break up because they’re moving away from each other. In the girl’s last long distance relationship, she and her ex started hating each other and she doesn’t want that to happen again. It’s just a video but unfortunately, things like that happen in the real world pretty often.
Of course, it sucks to go through a breakup, but it’ll be even worse if you’re still in love. You might constantly be wondering if it would’ve worked out or if you made a mistake, which is why it’s important to be completely sure if this is the best decision for your relationship. Talk everything through with your partner and see if you both want to and think you can make it work. If not, then you both know what you need to. If trying to stay together might lead to a toxic relationship filled with hardship and hatred, then it’s probably best to keep the good memories that you had of each other and end it while things are still good.
Splitting Up Before College
One of the most common reasons that a couple will split up is because those in the relationship are going to different colleges, especially ones that are far, far away. Maybe one person is staying in his/her hometown and the other is moving across the country (or even to a different one). Like in the BuzzFeed video, maybe long distance relationships aren’t what each person wants or what would be best for them. Sometimes one party is going away to college and the other is still in high school. No matter what the circumstances are, this can be very difficult for everyone involved. If you decide to try a long distance relationship, this article might be able to help.
It’s Just Not Right
Moving away from each other isn’t the only reason that a couple might decide to break up even though they’re still in love. Sometimes the relationship isn’t right because you’re just not compatible together. Whether your personalities don’t complement each other because one enjoys more personal space and the other needs constant reassurance and affection or the physical aspect isn’t where either of you want it to be, the mature thing to do might be walking away from the relationship. Staying in a relationship that doesn’t work will likely turn out badly for the both of you.
One of the most important things to consider when deciding whether or not to end the relationship is whether you would be happier in the long run without this person as your significant other. Understand that it will hurt in the beginning, but will it hurt more to stay knowing it’ll be stressful or just not right? In the words of Roxette, “Listen to your heart before you tell [him] goodbye.”