1. S/he’s emotionally distant
We all experience moments were we disengage or “me-time”, but when your boy/girlfriend or partner is continuously disconnected from you or disengaged from the relationship, it is usually a sign that they may want to break-up with you.
Because almost everyone hates the “talk” and because some men and women feel guilty about wanting to break off a relationship, they’ll choose to ignore you until they are finally ready to tell you they want out.
2. S/he’s uninterested in sex
Unless your boy/girlfriend or partner really, really enjoys sex, emotional distance usually is followed by avoiding physical contact.
Loss of interest in sex may spread over a period of time or be sudden depending on how much he/she liked having sex with you before they started of thinking of breaking up with you. If they never liked sex to begin with, you may not even notice the difference. But if they go from being all over you to you having to beg for sex, then something is definitely going on.
3. S/he criticizes you on just about everything
Even things they liked, admired and appreciated about you somehow seem to annoy or irritate him/her.
Some passive aggressive men and women will even start doing things they know annoy your press your button with the hope that you will get fed up and call it quits.
4. They start talking about seeing “other people”
This may start as hints like asking you questions about how you feel or think about seeing other people. It may be followed by them staying away from you for long periods of time, flirting with other men or women even in your presence or they may actually start looking outside the relationship while still in the relationship with you.
5. They want to take a break
Taking a break does not always mean they want to break-up with you, but taking a break can sometimes mean the first step towards the actual break-up, especially if the two of you don’t have a mature conversation about what the break means, or if you over react and they are forced to end the relationship when that was not their original intention.