Partner's clichés ("We're too different") might test if you share doubts, hinting at a breakup without being the one to end it.
Carrie Rose suggests partners withdrawing from day-to-day talks might signal a breakup consideration; they may need space or outside help.
Partner's teasing about breakup might be a serious test of your reaction, gauging its impact, says relationship coach Sal Damiata.
Lack of weekend outings and fading romantic moments might signal a partner's disengagement, warns expert April Masini.
Partner's frequent solo weekend trips or excluding you from social plans might indicate leaning towards a breakup, suggests Rose.
Luna warns that when discussions about future plans stop in a relationship, it's a significant red flag indicating a loss of shared meaning.
Sangmeister warns defensiveness as a protective barrier; partner might use it to distance or justify a breakup, not to mend the relationship.
Luna notes partners emotionally distant during quality time, resembling roommates, showing indifference, avoidance, and disinterest in resolution.
Partner's communication withdrawal signals potential breakup; delayed responses, lack of sharing important life details, and withholding external stress discussions, says Luna.
Lack of initiation in intimacy or robotic gestures may signal detachment. Relationship expert Damiata highlights the impact on bonding chemicals like oxytocin.