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Signs a marriage may be heading for divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2021 | Family Law

No one gets married with the intention of getting divorced soon after. Yet, for some, divorce is a very real part of their future. Divorce rates have been on the rise recently, but how can you be sure whether or not your marriage may be heading for a divorce?

There are several signs in a relationship that it may be coming to an end; spotting these signs can give you the opportunity to either attempt to repair the relationship or prepare for divorce. Here are three common signs that a marriage may be facing a divorce.

Negative interactions

If the majority of a couple’s interactions are negative, it can indicate trouble in a relationship. Cold attitudes, short responses, and quick arguments are typical examples of these negative interactions. It can feel like anything can spark a fight between the two of you or that you haven’t spoken to each other in days or longer.

Partner aversion

If you or your spouse seem to find any excuse to avoid the other person, there may be a problem. Do you find yourself regularly sitting in the car outside the house for longer than necessary? What about taking any opportunity to get out of the house, even to grab some milk or bread? Isolating yourself in a far end of the house like a basement or attic area may also be a sign of partner aversion.

The passion is gone

Would it be easier to describe your relationship with your spouse as a marriage or more like roommates? Relationships that fall out of love can indicate the beginning of the end if no one does anything to correct it. These relationships may also end amicably, even through the divorce process.

What can you do?

If you suspect that your marriage is coming to an end, the last thing you should do is ignore the signs and hope that things work out. If you choose not to take steps to repair the relationship, consider a consultation with a divorce attorney to prepare for a coming divorce.