How do I know when to break up with someone?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gloria MacDonald gives advice on how to know when it’s time to end a relationship.

    Gloria MacDonald

    Gloria MacDonald is the founder and President of Perfect Partners, The Personal Relationship Executive Search Firm, a highly successful, personalized matchmaking service. Gloria has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of single men and women and has introduced over 1500 couples. She is an expert in the field of dating and relationships, having appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. She’s the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Laws of the Jungle: Dating for Women Over 40. She believes, and has seen through her work, that there is a perfect partner for anyone of us who truly desires to find that relationship, believes they can have it, and are willing to accept it. Gloria is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer who changes lives. Testimonials from people who have attended Gloria’s seminars: “Gloria uses her exceptional knowledge of real world dating and her unique and exciting style to inspire women to not give up. Truly a wonderful presenter. I would highly recommend anything she does now and in the future.” “This is the information single women and men have been waiting for.” “A truly engaging seminar. You are obviously an expert on the topic. Your knowledge, compassion, sensitivity and forthrightness was spiced with humour to create a clean and practical approach to relationship success.” “Attending your seminar has truly been an inspiration. YOU ARE AN AMAZING TRAINER!”

    Host: How do I know when to breakup with someone?

    Gloria MacDonald: So let's say, you have been dating somebody for sometime now, let's say it has been three months or more and the question is how do you know if you should breakup with someone?

    I think a lot of us are guilty of carrying on a relationship for too long. We try to make it work, we work at it, we try to compromise, we think we are going to change the other person, that's particularly a big problem with women. We think we are going to change the man, we think we are going to make him better or we are going to make him different, we are going to correct his bad habits or whatever, all those things are big danger zones. Frankly, the beginning stages of a relationship should be the most wonderful stages. They should be the easiest stage and if you are going through all kinds of ups and downs, if you are working at the relationship and the relationship is a struggle, I believe that this is not the relationship of your dreams and that it is time to get out. You shouldn't have to - any relationship overtime is going to take work. No relationship is going to have nothing but bliss and harmony over 25 years, but those initial three months, six months, the first year of a relationship should be the easiest. They should be the most fun, they should be the most joyous and if you are not experiencing it, it is time to get out.