Though breakups sometimes feel like they're a bit out of the blue, oftentimes there are some signs that can give you a hint that your partner might not actually think your relationship will last long-term. And it's worth knowing what some of those clues that they may be sending you might be. Some of them might be super sneaky, while others really aren't so subtle. There are some things your partner only says if they don't think your relationship will last that can tell you that it's time to have a more serious and direct conversation about what sort of future — if any — the two of you may have.
"Someone who cares about you and sees the relationship as long term will be more open to having discussions," Erin Parisi, LMHC, CAP, a licensed mental health counselor, tells Romper by email. "Someone who’s just interested in dating until something better comes along may not bother to have the conversation, or might make jokes and laugh it off, or tell you what you want to hear before quickly changing the subject."
If these sorts of remarks are frequent parts of your conversations with your partner, it could mean that they're not as invested as you might think.