A divorce can be one of the last things you expect in your marriage, even if one is already on the horizon. Preparing for divorce is one of the best advantages you can give yourself if you were trying to protect your best interests during a divorce, but how can you know when to prepare?
When nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, no one should take their marriage for granted. Here are four signs that a marriage may be heading for divorce:
If you or your spouse have been unhappy for an extended amount of time, it may be because of something more serious than one of you having a few bad days. Bad relationships in marriage can result in one or both spouses become considerably unhappy.
Little to no romance in the relationship
When being married to your spouse feels more like living with a roommate, it may result from the marriage relationship deteriorating. Not sharing dinners, a lack of vocal or physical affection, and reduced physical contact can cause a marriage to feel like living with a roommate.
Changes in priorities
If one or both spouses find themselves with different priorities from when they first married, it could be a sign of a marriage at risk. A spouse may decide that they no longer want children in the future or realize they want children. Significant changes of opinion on serious matters can be enough to cause a couple to separate.
Spouses begin avoiding each other
When a relationship is bad enough, one or both spouses may begin to look for reasons to avoid one another. The avoidance may be as small as hiding in the bathroom for a little while or sitting in the car for a bit after coming back from running errands. It can also progress into staying at opposite ends of the house for the entire day.
Do not ignore the warnings
If you suspect that your marriage may be heading for a divorce, do not sit around and wait for the problem to fix itself. Whether you want to attempt to fix the marriage or prepare for divorce, act today and take the first steps toward your goal.