Ending a relationship is almost never easy, but they tend to be turning points in our lives that signal a change for the better. When I went through my last breakup, I knew that cutting the cord was the right decision to do for myself and my personal growth – and I was completely right. Toward the end of the relationship, my ex was manipulative and untrustworthy, and the breakup ended up being for the best.
"Relationships are complicated. Passion and love only go so far when relationships take time and work to go the distance," Stef Safran, owner of Chicago-basedd matchmaking service Stef and the City, tells Bustle. "If you learn things now, it's better to leave a relationship that was going down a path that would make you both happy in the long run."
Not every end to a partnership is so clear cut. When going through a breakup, it can be hard to see any good in the situation and realize that this ending is actually a fresh start. If the split was recent, you might be searching for some indication that you did the right thing. Thankfully there are signals that can tell you that you're better off without your ex. Here are seven signs that your breakup was for the best:
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