"It's only after a tremendous amount of thought and effort that they finally give up on it."In part, women go through that painstaking process because they fear they'll end up kicking themselves for ending a relationship too soon.But a new study from Northwestern University found that even in the short term, people aren't as upset as they thought they'd be after a breakup.By nature of being a woman, you have a keen intuition, so you'll feel any kind of distancing on a visceral level pretty quickly. Before the days of e-mailing, texting, IMing, and Facebooking, if you didn't hear from your boyfriend for a day or two, it wasn't the end of the world (or your relationship).And unless you're an overly suspicious or insecure person — you know who you are! But now that communication is so easy and instant, it's usually a sign he's not fully invested.
"Once a guy decides how he sees a girl in his life, it's hard to break out of that thinking," says Coleman. People used to think settling down meant saying sayonara to sex..at least fantastic sex.So if you sense you're with the wrong person, don't fret so much about walking away to find a better match.8.You will always be the one to initiate a relationship talk."When a guy wants to break up, he'll often start to create space," says Oikle.In other words, he'll stop calling quite as much, it will take him a bit longer to return your texts or e-mails, and he'll sometimes be "too busy" to hang out.If a man has a history of cheating on his girlfriends, he'll probably cheat on you too.Sometimes a guy cheats on his partner because there is an emotional or sexual void in the relationship."When you're distanced, you really think about the person and yearn for them, and you look forward to seeing them again."2.Your inkling that something is wrong in the relationship is probably right.Unlike women, who are conditioned to take the pulse of a relationship from time to time, men don't contemplate the state of your union until something's wrong.And even then, they want to work it out in their mind, whereas women want to talk it out.