All marriages go through difficult times, but many of them pull through, and are stronger for having survived a hardship. But part of that survival is recognizing the problems, and addressing them when they come up. If your marriage is struggling and you’re hoping to avoid a divorce in your future, then you may need to do some soul-searching now, before it is too late. Here are six really common signs that your marriage is headed for divorce. So if you see any of these red flags, you know what’s ahead if you do nothing about it!
If you’re spending more time thinking about being single…
Thinking about how much better your life would be if only you were divorced, isn’t as uncommon as you may think. In fact, most married couples have probably thought about it at one time or another in their married lives (usually during difficult times!). But the things you choose to focus your thought on will be the things you think about most. Obviously.
So if you spend a lot of time thinking about how great it would be to be free of your spouse, out of your marriage, or single again, then you can expect your marriage to fail. After all, if you spend more time thinking about getting away from your spouse, and less time thinking about how much you love them or enjoy their company, you’re probably headed for a divorce!
If you can think of more things that make you unhappy…
Every marriage has good times and bad times. Periods of fulfillment, and periods of dissatisfaction. This is perfectly normal! But when the negative outweighs the positive, you’re headed for trouble. If you can think of more things that make you unhappy than happy in your marriage, then you should consider relationship counseling. Or get ready for divorce.
Not addressing problems when they come up only makes them bigger and harder to deal with later on. So the sooner you start to proactively tackle the troubles, the better your chances are of saving your marriage. If you choose to do nothing, you should expect your marriage to crash and burn.
If your spouse isn’t someone you enjoy spending time with…
If you and your spouse can’t talk to each other about anything other than basic daily considerations, it is a good indicator that your relationship is struggling. Not being able to discuss your true thoughts and feelings is often because you’re frightened of your spouse’s reactions. Or you’re worried they won’t be able to relate to you.
Communication is a very important part of a functioning and happy marriage. Your marriage is unlikely to survive in the long run if you and your spouse have communication problems. So if you want your marriage to survive, you need to start talking. Soon!
Are you considering getting divorced in Michigan?
Join us next time, as we look at the remaining three red flags to look out for if you want to avoid a divorce. But not every relationship is destined to last. Some people just don’t work out together, no matter how hard they try. If this sounds like you, call The Kronzek Firm at 866 766 5245. Our skilled family law attorneys can answer your questions, and help you through every aspect of the divorce process.