you always know a relationship is done before anyone says or does anything final. the signs are always there if only we'd look more logically.
i recently went through this and the most powerful clue was my phone suddenly not pinging text alerts all the (damn) time. obviously this indicated a lack of interest on his part, but bear with me. the lack of sound was its own signal.
what's the sound of your iphone's now-iconic tri-tone text alert *not* chiming?
what you hear instead is everything else, but muffled. there's a thick cloud around your head like a cloth bandage. this is intentional. the rest of the world is dimmer by default, assisting you in your crusade to hear the tri-tone first, as soon as it becomes audible.
and so you wait, keeping your phone close, practically tasting the sweet victory of him finally (finally!) texting again.
exept he dosen't.