Signs It Might Be Time to Get a DivorceBy Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
Your marriage should be a source of joy and comfort in your life, not tension and anger. It is never easy to accept that your relationship may be failing, but even the most subtle signs from your partner are just as important as the deliberate behavior happening right in front of you.
When communication efforts are no longer working, and your trust has been lost, matters can quickly spiral out of control. If this is the case, it may be in both of your best interests to consider dissolving your marriage. Read on to discover some of the telltale signs that a divorce may be the best decision for the sake of your happiness and wellbeing.
Avoiding Your Partner
If you believe that your partner is avoiding you, or if you find yourself avoiding them, something may be wrong. Evading confrontation with your spouse is not a healthy habit to develop. People may stray away from conflict if they either do not care enough to fix the situation or are afraid for their wellbeing or mental health if they bring up their concerns.
Spouses must maintain an open dialogue with each other. Communication is a crucial factor in a healthy relationship. If you, your spouse, or both of you are afraid to be your authentic selves with each other out of fear of getting hurt, then it may be time to consider a divorce.
Lack of Support
In a marriage, it is paramount that each partner takes the time and listens to what the other is actively expressing so that they know where to give support. When one or both spouses fail to make this effort, this may indicate that they do not value what the other partner is communicating. Emotions are an integral part of a marriage. A partner’s failure to listen can invalidate these feelings.
Differences in How to Raise Children
Sharing children with your spouse should not be the only thing that holds your relationship together. Although your children may be distressed after your marriage ends, remaining in a toxic relationship may cause profound emotional trauma. Separation of their parents could allow them the space to heal properly.
Additionally, you may have a different opinion than your partner on how to raise your kids. If you and your partner are constantly arguing about how to parent your children, it might be a sign that your marriage is no longer working. Children should grow up in a peaceful, safe, and loving environment. They will not be able to have this if their parents are fighting all the time.
Your Partner Isn’t Trying
It is impossible to fix a marriage if only one partner wants to make a change. It takes two people to save a relationship. Without the effort of both parties and lots of communication, it can near impossible salvage a relationship. It is normal to feel like something is missing when your spouse fails to uphold their promises to you. If this is a constant, it may be time to file for divorce.
A common reason seen by divorce attorneys as a precursor to divorce is one spouse refusing the other’s request to go to marriage counseling or couple’s counseling. The spouse who wants to go to counseling to work on improving the marriage may regard the other spouse’s refusal as not caring to improve the marriage or not caring about their feelings. If your spouse is refusing to go to counseling or take any measures to improve the marriage, it may also be time to file for divorce before the marriage gets even worse.
Lack of Intimacy
For many people, the physical aspect of their marriage is essential. If there has been a lack of intimacy between you and your partner for quite some time, this may be reason for concern. If you or your spouse have very different needs for sexual intimacy, or there is no longer any desire at all, that can indicate a deeper problem.
Being sexually interested in your partner is just as important as being emotionally available and attentive to your partner. If repeated attempts to talk about this disconnect are not working, it may signify that divorce is imminent.
Talk to a Family Law Attorney about Divorce Today
When a couple gets married, the last thing on their minds is their relationship ending. However, there are many situations where it may be in each partner’s best interest to get a divorce. If you have decided to file for divorce, the family law attorneys at Moskowitz Law Group are here to help. Contact us today to learn more.