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6 signs you are stuck in a situationship & how to get out of it

Navigating the modern dating scene is no less difficult than walking through a minefield. With a new buzzword taking the limelight in this ever-changing and evolving dating world it becomes extremely difficult to find 'true love'. From 'friends with benefits' to 'booty calls', because of an increasing disconnect in the want for committed meaningful relationships, there's always a new term coming up to define a non-committed partnership and 'situationship' is the latest phrase to come up!

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What is a situationship?

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Situationship, a serial dater's ideal scenario, is the romantic grey area when there is no actual commitment between two partners. Whether it is a temporary fling or a partnership that has gone too long without having the 'defining the relationship' talk, a situationship is simply when you are not sure where things stand with your partner. If you are uncertain or struggling to navigate your situation, keep reading to learn 6 signs that indicate that you are stuck in a situationship.

Signs you are stuck in a situationship 1) You have a surface-level connection

If they are not emotionally involved in the relationship or they emphasize more on physical intimacy without giving equal importance to building a connection on a deeper emotional level then it is a clear sign that they are not seeking a meaningful relationship with you.

2) You haven't defined the relationship

If they avoid 'the talk' and are unwilling to define the relationship or where things are going as you move forward, it means that they are not ready to acknowledge your existence in your life publicly. While this can lead to you second guessing your importance in their life making you anxious, on their part it is likely they are just not that into you

3)Communication is inconsistent

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When you do not have an open line of honest communication or they try to evade your attempts to get to know them on a deeper level, it's a sign that they aren't as invested. Their hot and cold attitude towards you is also pretty indicative of their intentions.

4) You don't know anyone in their social circle

If you've never met a friend or family member and you feel that they are deliberately trying to keep you away from their close ones, making you and them single in everyone else's eyes, then you are likely in a situationship.

5) They don't make you a priority

Are all your plans always decided at the very last minute? Or do you never have a concrete idea of when you are going to see your 'special someone'? Even if they openly express their interest in you, the lack of commitment and effort clearly indicates that they are not making you a priority in their life and you may be stuck in a situationship!

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6) There is no talk about the future

Planning about the future is an important part of any relationship. Even the simplest of activities such as going on a vacation or trying a new restaurant together involves some level of planning, but if they are reluctant to talk to you about any upcoming events that they want you to take part in, it's a clear sign that they do not see a future with you.

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How to detach and get out of a situationship

If you have recognised or related to these signs on a personal level then it's time to face the truth. YOU ARE IN A SITUATIONSHIP! Now it is crucial to analyse things from a third person's perspective without letting your feelings for the other person cloud your judgment.

Once you are honest with yourself, you can speak up and communicate with your partner honestly. Whether they address and acknowledge your feelings and alter their behaviour, great! You can finally move forward with your special someone. But if they don't, it is time to cut your losses and end your 'relationship' that wasn't going anywhere in the first place and avoid any further emotional damage.

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