Is it time to break up with your difficult client?

The relationship between client and designer can easily be fraught with difficulties. Money, feedback and deadlines are some of the main pain points when it comes to looking at why a professional client-designer relationship has broken down, but how can you tell when it's time to call it a day?

Breaking up is never easy, and it's all too tempting to hang on to memories of the good times when you're thinking of splitting. But at some point your heart will tell you the time is right.

If you're still sitting on the fence, has created this flowchart to help you decide whether to break up or make it work. Answer honestly, and it should guide you through all your heartache hurdles.

The course of a client relationship rarely did run smooth

The course of a client relationship rarely did run smooth

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.