Whether you've been dating for just a few weeks or years and years, it can be hard to know when it's time to move on from a relationship. How do you decide what is a deal-breaker, and what things you can compromise on? Everyone has different levels of tolerance for BS in relationships, and sometimes seemingly insignificant behaviors can be major no-no's. The only surefire way to make sure your relationship stays mutually happy and healthy is to openly communicate with your partner about what is and isn't OK with you.
Personally, I'm all about compromise, but the thing about compromise is that it takes effort from both sides, and some people just don't get that. But I must admit: from terrible texters to cat-haters, I've got my fair share of deal-breakers, too. And of course, unfortunately, not all budding relationships are meant to be, and sometimes it's better to cut the cord and move on instead of staying with someone with whom you know you'll never make things work. Using the hashtag #MyCueToMoveOn, Twitter users revealed what their biggest deal-breakers are — some are a little petty, and others get a loud-and-proud 'amen' from me.
Here are 17 of the most relatable #MyCueToMoveOn tweets — even if they don't all ring true for you, they'll at least make you chuckle (or weep) in solidarity.
1. *Pointedly Inserts DVD*
#MyCueToMoveOn when I quote 'Mean Girls' and they have no idea what I'm talking about.— Meesh (@_GrrrArgh) December 22, 2016
2. Picky Eaters Need Not Apply
When you're on a date and s/he's not eating any vegetables #MyCueToMoveOn— WI School Gardens (@WISchoolGardens) December 22, 2016
3. This Breakup Is Gonna Be Yuge
4. But Name-Calling Is *Not* OK
When a political debate turns to "Well, you're a %$#%!" That is #MyCueToMoveOn— Calvin (@analyticalps) December 22, 2016
5. You Don't Have To Be Alone To Feel Lonely
When he makes me feel more alone than actually being alone, it's #MyCueToMoveOn 😔— Mustang Sally (@KJorud) December 22, 2016
7. Wait, You're Moving To Barbados In 2019?!
His/her 5 year plan does not include you #MyCueToMoveOn— Unfreakingbelievable (@gredins) December 22, 2016
8. Favors Should Go Both Ways
You only contact me when you want something. #MyCueToMoveOn— Ginger Binge (@AmyPhilyra2) December 22, 2016
9. *Hugs Self*
When I start doubting myself and my worth #MyCueToMoveOn— You Suck (@LuminateTheNox) December 22, 2016
10. Adulthood = Accepting Blame When Necessary
When it's everyone's fault but yours, that's #mycuetomoveon— 🎄Just SusieO 🌟 (@SusieO) December 22, 2016
11. If You 'K' Me One More Time...
12. Goals Are Key
"Im not in school & i don't have a job..."— BREEZY BRI👸🏾 (@Briiiiyonce) December 22, 2016
13. Well This Is Awkward...
14. Sex With Myself Has Yet To Disappoint
#MyCueToMoveOn is when I look forward to masturbating more than making love to them.— Nurse Naughty (@nursenaughty4u) December 22, 2016
15. Too Soon?
#MyCueToMoveOn was when he talked about having kids on our first date— Slothsforme (@slothsforme) December 22, 2016
16. "Sorry, I Was In The Shower!"
She answers my text... three days later.#MyCueToMoveOn— James Connors (@SinCalChewy) December 22, 2016
17. And Finally, The Obvious Cue
When she very clearly and in a loud voice says she is over me and i should/must move on! #MyCueToMoveOn— Jason (@tshirt4evry1) December 22, 2016
So whatever your deal-breakers might be, just know that it's never something you should be ashamed of. Relationships don't have to be perfect, but if you're not happy and satisfied with your partner, moving on to something that's right for you is A-OK.