No one looks forward to starting the divorce process, but if your marriage is on the rocks, you may begin to think about what the future will bring. It's important to pay attention to the many signs of impending divorce, as these may give you the time you need to save your relationship.
Here are five signs that often lead couples to divorce:
- You are often unhappy: When you're in a good marriage, it has the power to lift your mood. However, as the years go by, you may find that this is no longer the case. If you and your partner no longer see eye-to-eye, there's a chance your unhappiness will lead to divorce.
- You argue more often and about more things: Every married couple has disagreements and gets into arguments. If this has turned into an everyday occurrence, assess what's happening to decide if there's any way to fix the problem.
- You try to avoid your partner: Maybe you stay at work after hours so you don't have to face your partner at home. Or maybe you always find excuses to hang out with your friends instead of your spouse. If you're seeking reasons to avoid your partner, instead of spending time together, it may be a sign that your marriage isn't healthy.
- Your loved ones are asking questions: If your family and friends notice a problem with your marriage, they may bring it to your attention. Furthermore, if they urge you to get a divorce, there may be something going on that you've yet to see.
- Your gut is telling you to flee: Sometimes, you get a feeling deep down inside that you need to make a change. If your instincts are telling you to get out of your marriage, it may be time to take drastic action or be prepared to listen to your gut.
If one or more of these signs of divorce creep into your marriage, assess your relationship with an eye toward what you'll do next.
You may find that divorce is the best solution, thus leading you to have this very difficult conversation with your spouse.
Once your feelings are out in the open, you can learn more about the divorce process and the steps you can take to protect your legal rights from start to finish.