No marriage is perfect. Every couple has disagreements and moments of anger, but as long as this is not the defining trait of your relationship, chances are you can manage to make it work. If you are unsure if you should keep trying or if now is the time to proceed with a divorce, we compiled a list of signs and red flags for you to look out for. However, every couple is different and, ultimately, you will have to live with your decision, so you should make it with careful consideration.
Is Your Marriage Over?
It can be difficult to know for sure when a marriage is beyond repair and when it simply needs a little more effort from both partners.
Here are some common signs that indicate a marriage may be headed for a divorce:
- You are often unhappy and dissatisfied with your spouse: Although no marriage is happy at all times, prevalent unhappiness in a marriage is a bad sign. Your marriage should contribute to your sense of fulfillment and joy. If it is having the opposite effect on you, you may want to reconsider your options moving forward.
- You would rather not be around your spouse: Everyone needs some alone time, but if you would always rather be alone or with others instead of your spouse, your marriage may not be salvageable.
- Your friends and family do not support the marriage: If those closest to you are urging you to end the marriage, hear them out. Of course, whether or not you divorce is your decision to make, but that does not mean you should completely disregard these opinions.
- You live more like roommates than spouses: Unless you are happy with leading separate lives and barely acknowledging each other, living like roommates is probably not a great situation for you to be in.
- You grew apart: Everyone can and should change as time goes on, but spouses should grow together rather than apart. If you hardly have anything in common and want entirely different things out of life, this is a big red flag.
Speak to a Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney About Your Divorce Today!
If you feel like your marriage cannot continue, do not hesitate to set up a consultation with an experienced family law attorney. At Fait & DiLima, LLP, our divorce team has more than 50 years of combined experience, which we will use to your advantage. You can rely on us for tailored legal solutions that will help you achieve your goals.