Why did you break up?
December 5, 2012 5:39 PM Subscribe
Why did you break up? More specifically, you thought you found someone you're compatible with, you guys mutually made a commitment, but yet you ended up breaking up a year or two later, or later in life. What was the reason for the breakup?
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. to human relations (46 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
I am in a great relationship. We both talked about wanting to be together forever, we talked about all the big things that couples should agree on, we both agree that a relationship takes work, and that a commitment is a decision that each person makes. We are seriously awesome together and everything is great.
However. I've known a few people who thought that they found the person they wanted to be with forever, but ended up breaking up for various reasons that they could not foresee because either one of them changed, or they fell out of love/attraction, or they couldn't agree on something later in life that they didn't foresee when things were good in the relationship. That scares me.
I am not looking for trouble in my relationship in any way, but I want to know if there are any red flags I'm missing becauses I'm in love, and I want to know what things can possibly go wrong in the future that I just can't foresee right now. I also like to think about relationships in general, so this question is just really interesting to me either way:
Why did you (or someone you know) break up (or get broken up with) when you used to think it was a sure thing? I want to hear your stories and learn from them.