20 Signals That You Should Move On And It's Time To Let Go

20 Signals That You Should Move On And It’s Time To Let Go

Life is Hard.

It’s full of trials, troubles, and bad boyfriends, disasters, diseases, even death.

Sometimes it can seem like life is waiting around every corner to pull the rug out from under you and turn your world upside down, to break your heart and test your strength.

And in those tough times, when you’re not sure what’s right and what’s wrong and what the right thing to do is… when you have no clue how you’re going to actually wake up the next morning and face what’s ahead of you, it can honestly feel impossible to know the right course of action.

Should you keep on your current path, hoping that all the sacrifice pays off and you get where you want to go?

Or is it time to let go, move on, and stop trying so hard to make something work that’s clearly not working?

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Life is all about the balance between staying the course and deciding to move on. It can be scarily hard to know in your gut that a choice is right in any given situation life throws your way.

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So with that in mind, here are 20 signs that what you’re doing isn’t working, and it’s time to let go and move on with your life:

Signs It’s Time To Move On And Let Go

  1. When you’re praying that something changes in your situation and takes you away from the thing that’s causing you pain.
  2. When you feel held back from becoming the person you want to be by something or someone in your environment.
  3. When you feel bored or resentful more than you feel plugged in and motivated.
  1. When even after you try so hard to fix it, a negative pattern keeps repeating itself.
  2. When your joy for life has disappeared and your passion has vanished.
  3. When you decide to stay because you’re hoping and wishing that things are going to improve.
  4. When you decide to stay and hold on because you’re afraid of not knowing what comes next.
  5. When you spend more time crying than you do loving.
  6. When every part of you feels exhausted, from your emotional self to your spiritual self to your physical body.
  7. When you feel more pain than joy throughout the course of each day.
  8. When you realize that you can have a better life than you have now if you let go of the things holding you back.
  9. When you’ve changed the things you believe at your core in order to try to better fit in with someone or somewhere.
  10. When life is no longer fun to experience.
  11. When you feel like you’re not being heard, and that you’re all alone without hope.
  12. When you’re worried that things will all go downhill from here.
  13. When you pretend to be smiling to hide the pain you’re feeling.
  14. When you live in your memories rather than living in the present.
  15. When you realize you’ve forgotten who you really are and have stopped being true to yourself.
  16. When you realize that you’re meant to let something go, but you’re still holding on.
  17. When you think about being free from your current situation and feel relief and happiness.

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23 comments… add one
  • nia October 18, 2020, 4:55 pm

    this what i am currently feeling now im so tired of everything . instead of feeling happy it only makes down and depress cant find happiness in this situation it feels like i donot know myself anymore. and seriously the best thing i badly need to do is to leave this relationship and moved on so i can find myself again and facing a new chapter without any regrets and start to love myself,mylife and work on my passion for my future goals.

  • ava January 24, 2018, 3:39 pm

    moving on and letting go is hard.

  • Candace April 16, 2017, 12:23 pm

    I like this get out fast! I dated 2 people for 3 months who sucked the life out of me and draged me down. It was painfully exhausting.And yes the grass is greener on the other side there are tons of amazing people out there leave room in your life to let the right people in.

  • Grace Kelly July 10, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Very good list. I appreciate that these signals could me its time to go, but I caution those looking for a reason to end it, you might want to make sure it is not just a fluke.

  • Una Mackay July 10, 2015, 11:31 am

    These are no-brainers. I hope that anyone that has been dealing with these has a chance to get out while they still can.

  • Bernadette Hudson July 10, 2015, 9:49 am

    It looks like there are many reasons to get rid of a man :) I hope I never run into a situation where I have to make the call and ditch someone I really like because they start showing these signals.

  • Joanne Powell July 10, 2015, 9:36 am

    If you need even more than ONE of these, you are in trouble. Get out as soon as YOU think it is time and try not to change a person to see if things will get better. They will NOT.

  • Lillian Hemmings July 10, 2015, 9:18 am

    These are pretty obvious if you are asking me. There is a reason that men do not last long when they are going to be acting like this!

  • Lisa Lawrence July 10, 2015, 8:57 am

    If you are getting any of these signs, I would seriously take another look at the person you are with. Toxic relationships are not good!

    • Michelle James July 10, 2015, 11:44 am

      Toxic is not good. I agree and friends should be there to help you out too!

  • Anna Rutherford July 10, 2015, 8:45 am

    Its simple, if there is a pattern of bad behavior, then you should be packing your things.

  • Mary Sharp July 9, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Sometimes you just have to let go. After 5 years together, my b/f and I started to drift apart and many of these signs were showing up. It was hard to cut ties, but in the end it was better for the both of us.

  • Tracey Oliver July 9, 2015, 12:48 pm

    The bad thing is that when the signs are there, but woman refuse to obey them and they end up in a relationship that is toxic for them.

    • Rose Parr July 10, 2015, 11:21 am

      That is where a good friend would step in to make sure that she sees them and makes the right call based on them, with your help.

  • Felicity Edmunds July 8, 2015, 2:37 pm

    If you need any of these 20 signs, you need to get out now. It still amazes me that I have friends that would put up with things like this because they are afraid of being alone. SMH.

  • Molly Manning July 8, 2015, 2:25 pm

    I dated a guy, for a short time, that seemed to always have this magical way of making me cry before he left for work each day. I am not sure if he is mental or what, but I was not sticking around to find out.

  • Mary Burgess July 4, 2015, 11:19 am

    As sad as it might be or make you feel, you really have few options when it comes to moving on. If the relationship is not going anything for you, why waste your time?

  • Jasmine V. July 2, 2015, 8:26 am

    I figured it was time to go when he stopped doing some of the things that he did on a daily basis. Called me just to say hi, wanted to walk me to my car before work, let me know how much he cared for me and how I am with him and things like that. It just seemed to die real fast after that stopped.

    Do you think he was cheating on me?

    • Ava Roberts July 4, 2015, 12:41 pm

      That is a tough one. How would you really know? The odds seem to be better than not, but without knowing the facts that is hard to determine here.

  • Karley July 2, 2015, 8:11 am

    Negative patterns are hard to get over and sometimes you just have to realize it might be a bad habit that needs to be broken.

    • Carolyn Peters July 10, 2015, 9:08 am

      This is very true. I hope that woman understand what they deserve from a real “man” and they go out and get it.

  • Miley Jesus Ortiz June 29, 2015, 4:52 pm

    I would say that if you are reading through these reasons and you find even ONE that fits your situation, you need to take that as advice and move on. Good luck!

  • Jennifer Miles June 29, 2015, 4:36 pm

    I have been in a situation like this for the last 12 months. I think I am ready to move on, but I just am not sure if I want to throw it all away.

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