Warning Signs of an Unbalanced Marriage

Every marriage has ups and downs, but in order for a relationship to stand the test of time, there must be balance and respect. If an individual is not able to thrive with their partner or if boundaries are constantly overstepped, it can lead to a general dissatisfaction in the relationship.

Below are some key warning signs that the balance in your marriage is off:

Financial Over-Dependence
Over dependence on your partner can create an imbalance in your relationship. This does not mean that both partners have to bring in equal income, but having constructive conversations around income and independence are crucial to avoiding that imbalance and potential feelings of resentment.

Extreme Independence
While maintaining individuality is important, being so independent that you lead separate lives can strain a relationship. It’s important to balance individuality with shared experiences to find middle ground and maintain a healthy relationship.

Outside Interference
Pressure from friends and family can create unnecessary conflict in a relationship. Set clear boundaries on outside input by limiting unsolicited advice and involvement from others

Unwillingness to Seek Help
A partner’s unwillingness to address issues or seek couples therapy to address issues may indicate a lack of commitment to the relationship.

Marriage can be a balancing act at times. Recognizing these warning signs early can pave the way for corrective actions, ensuring both partners contribute to a balanced and respectful marriage.

If you need advice on your specific situation or if you are considering filing for divorce in Michigan and need guidance on your next steps, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your unique circumstances: 248.855.5656 or [email protected].