Dr. Firestein, What are some signs of when it is time to move on from a long-term romantic relationship?  I have been dating my boyfriend for seven years and we have been living together for a lot of that time.  Over the past year and a half, we hardly ever spend time together. We never spend time just relaxing and talking, which is something we used to do a lot. We haven’t had sex in almost a year and he seems to spend more and more time at work. I still love him but I don’t know whether it is worth it to continue staying in this relationship.