You never want to consider that your relationship will end because your partner will fall out of love with you and in love with someone else, but that's something that can, in fact, happen sometimes. If your partner tells you that they're leaving you because they're in love with someone else, you can understandably feel blind-sided, but there are some red flags that your partner could fall for someone else that you might not have even known to look out for, but that could have potentially indicated that everything wasn't going quite as well as you maybe thought that it was. Of course, recognizing some of these red flags before you're caught off-guard and left broken-hearted doesn't make things better and doesn't make any part of it any easier, but there can be something to be said for knowing.
If your partner seems to be in a mental place where they could potentially fall for someone else, attempting an open and honest conversation might help the situation. It doesn't necessarily mean that your relationship isn't a good or healthy relationship if it seems as though your partner is tempted to fall for someone else, either. "All relationships, even the best ones, can become vulnerable to someone from the outside," Lesli Doares, a communications coach, marriage expert, author, and radio host, tells Romper in an email exchange. If you see these red flags, addressing them and seeking outside help if necessary might help the two of you move on — either together or apart.