The main reason why situationships are so tough is because they're undefined relationships. They're nebulous situations where the other person is "sorta-kinda" your partner. They're typically your plus-one when going out or attending events and possibly "your person." But they're def not someone you'd introduce to your parents (in any romantic context, anyway). And so, when things do go "sorta-kinda" south with your person, it's hard to pinpoint the exact signs your almost-relationship is fizzling out.
As dating coach Julie Wadley explained to Elite Daily, it can be hard to see the end of situationships because they're relationships that "never really started." Even if you are able to pick up on certain issues between you and your person, it doesn't feel like there are grounds to address them — because you're technically not committed, romantic partners.
It can be difficult when you feel like your almost-relationship is fading to black. Still, however tricky it may be, this scenario isn't impossible to overcome. Working with clients in intimacy recovery, sex and relationships therapist Renelle Nelson has found a few tell-tale signs that a romance is on the rocks. Here are seven that she's picked up on, as well as what to do about it.