How to know when your relationship is really over

There is no formula, but there are definitely signs.

“Make emotional communication and self-inquiry a priority. These things are crucial to sustaining a friendship, a business relationship, and an intimate partnership… We’re tricked into thinking that love is enough—it is not, it’s not enough. We need skills, we need energy, we need commitment to keep things going, because relationships are not for wimps,” Darnell says. “It’s not for the faint of heart.”