What Are the Five Warning Signs of Divorce

Marriage is not always easy. In fact, it takes work to keep a marriage going. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, our marriage could be over. Most marriages suffer from some common problems for a while before the couple decides to end their union. Here are the top five warning signs of divorce.

  1. You and Your Partner Argue Constantly

People who spend a lot of time together learn how to push each other’s buttons. It is normal to disagree with your spouse occasionally. However, if the arguments become frequent or the topics and discussion start hitting “below the belt,” it may be a sign of more serious underlying problems. If you’ve tried marriage counseling, and it hasn’t helped, it may indicate that you are no longer a good match.

  1. Lack of Communication with Your Spouse

Communication is important in any relationship, especially marriage. If you and your spouse have stopped communicating with each other on a daily basis, it could be a sign that something is wrong. When you don’t want to spend quality time with your partner, you may be thinking about ending your union.

  1. You Don’t Share Any Common Interests

When couples are dating, they often participate in a lot of activities together. After they have been married for some time, common interests could begin to fade. If you find you are no longer interested in the same things which is turning into living parallel lives, you could be headed towards divorce.

  1. You Have Lost Interest in Your Partner

Do you remember the days when you and your partner used to sit and talk for hours at a time? If you notice that you and your spouse no longer seem interested in each other’s lives, you may have emotionally checked out of the relationship. When you and your partner are both ambivalent about the relationship, it could be time to move on.

  1. You and Your Spouse Are No Longer Intimate

It’s typical for intimacy to ebb and flow over time. If intimacy has stopped completely, or if one of you no longer has any interest, it could be a signal that the couple is heading for a split. When the intimacy stops, often it points to a lack of commitment. It may be possible that one or both of you has checked out of the relationship.

Divorce can be difficult, particularly for families. If you need assistance with your divorce, call the compassionate legal team at Udall Shumway PLC for a consultation.


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