Sometimes you outgrow the people you love. It's no one's fault; You may feel as head-over-heels in love with them as you always have, but maybe you've started noticing that you want different things in life, or that you're going different directions. Maybe you want more, and they're content exactly where they are. While there's nothing particularly wrong with wanting different things, it could be one of the signs you've outgrown your partner, which can be really sad if you still want to be with them.
"It's so confusing and disheartening to feel that you are growing away — and beyond — your partner," licensed clinical psychotherapist and relationship expert LeslieBeth Wish tells Elite Daily. "You might still have feelings of love, but you begin to sense that your partner might not be the best match for the long haul." Ultimately, you have to put yourself first. If you begin to feel like your partner is holding you back, it may be in your best interest to keep going without them. "If you need to move in a certain direction in your life, and your partner cannot or will not come along, then you might have to cast your vote for you and your life and not struggle to maintain a relationship that impedes your growth," Wish says. Here are four signs you may be outgrowing your partner.