8 Signs it’s Time to Get a Divorce

By Daniel H. Moss, Attorney

Marriages end for many reasons. While each relationship is unique, there are some very common signs that could signal it’s time to get a divorce.

If any of these 8 Signs it’s Time to Get a Divorce resonate with you, it may be time to begin thinking about divorce and find a new path to happiness.

8 Signs It’s Time To Get A Divorce

  1. Communication is broken. All couples argue, but you and your spouse are unable to communicate effectively and constantly misinterpret each other’s intention and meaning.
  2. Therapy doesn’t help. Couples therapy can work wonders to repair relationships, but you’ve tried therapy, and it did not help to resolve your issues.
  3. Your needs are no longer being met in your relationship. You’re just going through the motions, but not feeling satisfied with your relationship mentally, emotionally or physically. Something is just missing in your once vibrant relationship and you know you need more from your partner.
  4. You’re staying only because of the kids. We’ve all heard of couples staying together for the kids, but being raised in a dysfunctional household can have a lasting negative impact on your children’s lives as well as their future relationships.
  5. Your spouse does not treat you well. This can encompass passive-aggressive behavior, infidelity, emotional and/or physical abuse. If you are in an abusive relationship, it is time to seek help, especially if you have children. Your safety and the safety of your family is most important.
  6. Your spouse abuses drugs or alcohol and treatment attempts have not worked. Addiction can cause irreparable damage to a relationship. In cases of addiction, things often get far worse before they get better – if they get better. If attempts at treatment and therapy have failed, it’s time to consider dissolving the marriage for your own safety and the safety of your family.
  7. You spend more time apart than together – on purpose. Your marriage is not working and you’d rather spend time alone, at work or with other people instead of your spouse.
  8. Absence has not made the heart grow fonder. You’ve spent some time apart or are in a trial separation and have no desire to reconnect to your spouse.

If you’ve found yourself in one of the situations listed above and are contemplating divorce, you are not alone. If you’re looking for some guidance on where to start and how to prepare for a divorce, download my free report: 8 Steps to Take Before Filing for Divorce.

If you have questions or are looking for advice about your specific situation, please contact me directly at 248.855.5656 or [email protected].

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