Experience issues in your marriage are common—and overcoming those
problems can encourage growth and make your marriage even stronger. However,
there are some problems that indicate you are well on your well toward a
The following are the most common signs your marriage is headed toward divorce:
You are unhappy – When the relationship is going well, there is nothing but joy
and love. However, every couple has fights and disagreements from time
to time. But if your partner is hostile or critical most of the time,
or unable to compromise or see eye-to-eye on many issues, your unhappiness
is the sure sign that the marriage is coming to an end.
There is a lack of communication – Although your communication doesn’t have to be meaningful
every single time, but if you never talk with your spouse about anything
besides superficial topics (i.e. what’s the weather like today or
who’s turn is it to purchase the toilet paper), then this could
create disconnection and distance in your marriage. Additionally, if a
difference of opinions results to regular fights, couples who experience
this often hesitate to discuss their issues because it would lead to another
fight. If you and your spouse are unable to have a conversation about
the root cause of a problem, then it’s time to file for divorce.
You’re spending significantly less time together – While it is perfectly fine not to spend every moment together,
you should want to spend your free time with your spouse and enjoy being
in their presence more than any other person. However, if you find yourself
wanting to hang out with your friends more or avoid going inside your
home after coming home from work, this could be a sign that you no longer
find joy in your spouse’s company.
You don’t want to put in the work to improve your marriage – In order for a marriage to work, both spouses need to provide equal effort.
One person can’t do all the work. If you no longer have the motivation
to work on your marriage, it is best to try to figure out why before filing
for divorce. But if your or your spouse refuses to make an effort to improve
the marriage or fails to go to counseling, then the end is near.
You are not sexually interested – It is common for the excitement of a new relationship to wear off, especially
when we start to lose energy and our bodies grow older. However, still
having some desire to regularly engage in physical intimacy is an important
factor in a healthy relationship. But if your emotional intimacy is staggeringly
low that physical intimacy seems impossible to accomplish, it is a terrible
sign for things to come if you stay married.
You fantasize about being in another relationship – Finding other people attractive or having a desire to be apart
from your spouse is quite normal. But if you or your spouse starts fantasizing
about being in a relationship with anyone other than your spouse—and
even having intimate thoughts of what life would be like—then the
bonds of your marriage are becoming weak.
You or your spouse has an addiction – Almost half of all marriages that end in divorce are because at least one
partner has an addiction. When trying to capture that next drink or high
is more important than your spouse, then you will never have the energy
and time to try to fix your marriage.
Infidelity – When you or your spouse have an affair for sexual intimacy, or even emotional
support, the marriage is likely coming to an end. Once a partner is unfaithful
in a marriage, chances are they will be more likely to continue to be
If any of these signs are apparent in your marriage and you are interested
in seeking a divorce,
contact our Daytona Beach divorce lawyer at the
Law Offices of Robert Stepniak and schedule a free consultation today.