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Signs You Are Headed for Divorce

Not every bump in the road spells out disaster in a marriage. In some cases, spouses can work past their disagreements, get through their rough patches, and strengthen their bond as a couple. In other cases, continuing to work on a marriage may feel like a lost and hopeless cause. If you are unsure if your marriage is still worth fighting for or if it is time to cut the cord, there are some signs you can look for that will help evaluate your circumstances, so you can make a decision.

Recognizing the Signs

If you are having trouble in your marriage, the thought of divorce might have crossed your mind. Everyone has arguments and hardships are to be expected, but if you feel like you reached a point of no return, it might be time to call it quits.

Of course, it can be difficult to know if the problems you are facing are fixable. Many of us are often afraid of failure, but fear should not be the driving force behind why you decide not to divorce. If you believe you can still make your marriage work or that there is enough love shared for you to find common ground, there may be hope for a future.

However, you should take a moment to learn about some of the signs that often indicate a divorce impending:

  • You are unhappy: It sounds so simple, but if you are unhappy in your relationship, you might not have the motivation and will to nurture your relationship back to health, especially if that unhappiness is rooted in how you perceive your partner.
  • You rarely have positive interactions with your spouse: Everyone has bad days, so it would be unrealistic to expect positive interactions with your spouse all the time. That said, if most of your interactions are negative, lead to arguments, or make you feel unhappy, this may be a sign that it is time to end things.
  • Your friends and family are encouraging you to leave: If everyone around you, especially those closest to you, believe your relationship is no longer good for you, pay attention. No one should make this decision for you, but you should certainly take notice if your friends and family no longer support the marriage.
  • Your core values fundamentally changed: People change and grow all the time, but if you grew apart instead of together, you may no longer be compatible enough to make your marriage work.

If you recognized two or more signs from this list in your marriage, it may be time to rethink whether you should remain married.

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Attorney Today!

If you think your marriage may be headed for divorce, you need to reach out to the family law team at Hope Law Firm for the skilled legal representation you need to navigate the process. Our team is committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal advice and guidance.

Call us today at (515) 305-2772 for a free consultation.