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How Do You Know When It’s Time To Give Up On Someone?

How Do You Know When It’s Time To Give Up On Someone?


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Hi NGTrends Readers,
This may sound stupid but how do you know when ‘enough is enough’? I have a very weird and imo, an unhealthy relationship with my ex boyfriend. I call it a ‘flirtaship’ , we are not in a relationship but we still share a very strong emotional connection, we confide in each other, etc. We’ve both made it clear we still love each other and have feelings. The thing is….he doesn’t do (or wants to do) anything about it. He says a lot of stuff, but his actions don’t match up. The old phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’ comes to mind in this situation.

He’s dated a couple of people since we broke up. He is currently with someone who he himself tells me he feels -nothing- for her, and that she barely even talks to him or ever wants to spend time with him. But he doesn’t want to leave her…he says he still wants to give her a chance. This makes 0 sense to me and it’s like he doesn’t have answers for this.

So I’ve told him I don’t feel comfortable with our friendship when he’s with someone else, because I have feelings for him. I’m someone who is very open and honest about my feelings, and I’ve told him exactly how I felt, so it’s not like he’s getting mixed signals from me. I also don’t understand this relationship he has, I mean he straight out told me, in his words, that he feelings nothing for her and their relationship and that he cares more about me, but then he says he wants to stay with her because she’s nice and wants to give it more of a chance. So I’ve been basically holding onto someone who doesn’t know what they want and is kind of all over the place. It took me a long time to realize this wasn’t good. He swears up and down he has feelings for me and all this, but he doesn’t want to jump back into something with me, and he still wants to try things with the person he’s dating it seems. I dont think he intentionally is trying to play me, but that’s how this makes me feel. And when I tell him this he gets upset and says things like “well if you feel that way about me then I’ll stop trying to keep you in my life” really not cool. I’ve known him for a very long time and spent a lot of great memories with him, but now things are obviously different. So how do you know when it’s time to just give up for good, or keep trying and thinking one day things will change? And when I say give up for good I mean he’s out of my life completely and I’m never looking back, so this is serious for me.



  1. My dear friend, I must commend ur courage for taking out time to b as open as possible; thumbs up. But d truth be told. There is no love existing btw u both, u are both just being carried away by ur emotions & any journey where ur emotions is d driver & ur sense of reasoning is d passenger den accident is inevitable. Whatever it is he tells you about how he feels about u & how he doesn’t feel about her are just lies; they are words of mouth. If he truly loves you then he should be able to give up certain tins for you especially another lady. At a point in life, there are certain firm decisions we have to take regardless of who is involved & I think d earlier u wake up to reality, d better for u. #myview….Thanks!!


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