Has your relationship outlived itself?
Nobody's relationship is perfect; there will always be ups, downs, and crises. There are numerous reasons why relationships can endure longer than they do. They are concealed in the personalities of the partners, the surroundings, the shared values, and the perception of the roles in a partnership. Sometimes simply acknowledging a problem exists and beginning to address it is enough to save a relationship. Simply remember to collaborate with a partner. Self-sacrifice and lone pickets in such situations only make things worse. The first indications that there is nothing left to fight for, however, are when you put a lot of work into something and don't see any progress. In these cases, it is preferable to accept the situation and part ways before it is too late.