We’ve all been in at least one relationship in which we were stuck on the brink of staying or leaving. Do you cut your losses and go, or do you hang in there and hope it gets better? It’s never an easy decision to make.
As a professional matchmaker, believe it or not, I spend a lot of time getting people out of bad relationships — acting as their breakup coach while they figure out what they really want. For the record, the couples I match aren’t the ones I’m coaching through breakups, but sometimes when people come to me for coaching, this issue bubbles up.
I can’t decide for anyone when they should leave a relationship, but I can tell you that the wrong relationship will keep you from finding true happiness and contentment in every area of your life.
The person with whom you choose to go through life can even determine what you achieve in your professional life. The right partner makes all the difference. It’s always tough to decide when to leave versus when to stay and work it out — your emotions make it tough to be objective — but here I’ve outlined five times you should definitely leave and five times you might want to hold on a little longer. It can be pretty simple, if you let it.