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This is usually my hardest moment in therapy with my clients. The moment I realize the love is gone from a relationship.

Sometimes it's revivable; and sometimes the heart has just stopped beating and there is nothing that can be done.

The biggest indicator? When I see that a partner has given up.

  1. They stop caring.
  2. They stop fighting.
  3. They stop having sex.
  4. They stop talking.
  5. They stop it all.

Defeated. Powerless. Tired. These are the signs to look for.

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