Is a Breakup Near?

Not all relationships are guaranteed to last...even if you think they are perfect. All you can do is keep an eye on your behaviors as well as his to recognize-and fix-problem areas as soon as you see them. The longer you wait to address them, the more difficult they will be to repair.

Research shows that the majority (96 percent) of breakups are initiated by women. Although this statistic may seem comforting, for the women who have been dumped, it is anything but.

In retrospect, most people realize that the signs were there all along, but chose to ignore them. The most significant sign was a 'gut' feeling that something was wrong. A person's gut is never wrong, its purpose is for protection. So, whatever you feel it telling you, you need to listen, even if your partner denies it.

Other common signs include the following:

  • Visiting dating Web sites;
  • Not marry you within three years of dating;
  • Being secretive;
  • Needing more time and space away from you;
  • Forgetting important dates;
  • Behaviors do not follow words
  • Continued friendship with ex partners
  • A change in routine;
  • Picking fights about insignificant things;
  • Spending less time together;
  • Going out with friends more;
  • Not expressing love as often;
  • A sudden burst of devotion of love (this is usually a guilt response to an upcoming breakup).

Understanding the unspoken is key to knowing how strong a relationship is.

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Nancy Fagan is the best-selling author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Romance' and 'Desirable Men: How to Find Them' has appeared on several hundred radio and television shows including Ricki Lake, Men are from Mars/Women are from Venus, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, The Berman & Berman Show, FOX News. She has been featured in most major newspaper in the United States and worldwide as well as regularly mentioned in the nation's top magazines such as Ladies' Home Journal ('Can this Marriage be Saved?'), Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men's Health, Bride's, Seventeen, Women's Day, Family Circle, Women's Own, BBW, Complete Women and dozens of others. To read more, visit This column is reprinted with permission from E-Mail Send questions to E-Mail

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