How long is the waiting time before calling it quits...

@ybong007 (6658)
October 6, 2009 12:36am CST
I've known a few couple who've been in a relationship for 7 years and longer and ended separating. They said they've just fall apart or the love was longer there. More often it's the girl whose at the losing end. To all of you who are in this type of situation or had been in this type of situation what is your advice?
3 responses
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Usually it takes 7 years to know if its a long engagement. for my cousin, it took her more than 7 years realise they are not for each other. that's pretty much the longest engagement that i dont want to experience. hopefully not.
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
6 Oct 09
i've been with my partner for 8.5 yrs now, and it's not working hasn't for a long time. currently i'm holding out till he gets a job and he can go, things have gotten worse over the past 2 yrs and there's a lot of other stuff that's gone on that leading to us spilting. not that he will really understand it all. like the other day, our son played him big time at the end of term skipping demo at school. he chucked a wobbly over the fact he thought the other kids were bullying our son. not the case just our son getting his way, so i was ranted and raved to for nearly 30 mins about bullies and the school not caring etc. then going on that i don't care, and he can't leave our son with me etc. rather upsetting, and i was not happy. so by the time i finally got to work i was upset, and if my work mate had of made me talk i'd of cried about it. he found out from my boss what happened later the night when i spoke to my boss ( their kids also got to the same school) this is only a little bit of why i want him out my life. but if the love is not there, no point in trying at times.
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
6 Oct 09
If things aren't working out I see no reason to continue to try. If you know it is over I would just call it quits I think it is easier after 2 years than after 4.