How to Know When to Move On

How to Know When to Move On

How to Know When to Move On

Moving on is never easy, especially if the decision wasn’t yours to make. But as is life, moving on is another chapter that ends so something beautiful can enter. Changing your perception of moving on can help you walk down that path with confidence, trust, and love.

You’ll know when to move on when the other person is showing signs that they’re not ready to commit. They may have stopped putting in the effort, ignore your reaching out to them, or have completely shut you off of all contact. These are all clear signs you should be aware of so you know how to know when to move on.

Trust your intuition to provide you the clarification needed to peacefully move on. Listen to your soul, and if you feel that it’s time to let go to focus on new beginnings, don’t be afraid to do so. If you’d like to read more indications that can help you know when to move on, continue reading.

There’s a Lack of Commitment

One of the most obvious signs to know when to move on is a lack of commitment coming from either party. Commitment issues arise for numerous different reasons such as trauma as a child, parents’ divorce, or previous hurt in a relationship.

If you recognize a lack of commitment from either one of you, it’s better to let go and move on. Unless you’re willing to be with someone who lacks commitment, you’re better off accepting them and carrying on with your life.

Always avoid trying to force someone to commit, as this can lead them to resent you even more. As humans (-and as a female,) we feel inclined to want to make someone change. But the truth is, everyone has free-will.

When there’s a lack of commitment in a relationship, friendship, or similar- carefully assess whether you’re willing to continue down this path. Otherwise, recognize the situation and begin to let them go with love.

The Relationship is Becoming Toxic


Identifying if you’re in a toxic relationship can be hard to distinguish at first. Especially because personal experiences, memories, and love for an individual can distort our reality at times. If you have a feeling that your situation is becoming (or already is) toxic, I encourage you to move on.

Signs that a relationship is becoming toxic:

  • Verbal and physical abuse 
  • Mental manipulation
  • Degrading comments
  • Frequent feelings of distrust
  • You’re losing yourself
  • Becoming extremely attached and reliant on the other person
  • Mental deterioration

A toxic relationship is a really good way to know that it’s time to move on. Although it can be hard for some, especially if children are involved, it’s a necessity to regain a sense of peace again.

Recommended Read: How to Find Yourself Again After Losing Yourself in a Relationship

You’ve Lost Interest (Vice Versa)


Losing interest always comes as a shock- regardless if it’s happened to you or you notice it with someone else. As humans; we’re always looking for more, something different, a change. And losing interest is something that can happen more frequently than you’d imagine.

If there’s been a loss in interest, and you’re certain that nothing can influence that decision, it’s better to move on.

Sometimes, losing interest in someone happens naturally. Other times, it can be influenced by temporary emotions. Someone who lacks inner satisfaction can also lose interest in their surroundings.

It’s important to not take it personally, and instead distance yourself from that person for the process of moving on.

Differences are Becoming a Hindrance  


It’s healthy when two individuals can embrace their differences, especially in a partnership. And having your differences is a reminder just how unique you both are. But when your differences are becoming a hindrance and negatively affecting the relationship, it’s time to move on.

If you’ve noticed that the pair of you can’t move past specific individual differences, you should consider whether it’s time to let go. Particularly, if negative side-effects stem from these differences, it’s safe to say you’re both no longer accepting and more finding one another’s uniqueness a hindrance.

Don’t feel bad, it’s normal for most humans to feel this way. But when you can notice a significant change and it’s seriously impacting everything to do with the relationship- start packing and prepare to move on.

You’ve Exhausted All Resources

For those of you who are in a long-term committed relationship and fear that it’s time to move on- ask yourself whether you’ve exhausted all of your resources?

Seeking partner counseling, one-on-one therapy, consoling family members, spending time with friends, implementing new strategies, and communicating with one another are only some of the things you could do.

If you have exhausted all your resources and still notice there’s no change- it’s likely time for you to begin the process of moving on.

Avoid feeling guilty, angry, or hurt that you’ve “tried everything, and still nothing is working.” I’ve been in the same situation, and believe me- looking back, moving on was the best decision I could have made!


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