Most couples can't tell if they're headed for a divorce right away. It can take months, even years, before they realize that their marriage is in shambles and there's no other way out.
Every marriage is unique, but there are some common warning signs of a marriage falling apart. If you can spot these signs earlier on, you may have a chance to work things out with your spouse. Let's take a look at four signs your marriage is failing.
1. Your Partner Isn't Willing to Make Things Work
If you've expressed your desire to work on your marriage but your partner seems less than interested, then your marriage might be in trouble. The secret ingredient for a happy and long-lasting marriage is that both partners are on the same page and willing to make things work.
If your partner is avoiding you and doesn't want to acknowledge the elephant in the room, then it's obvious that you're the only person in this relationship who's keeping things going. Just like you care about your spouse's needs, they should also make an effort for you.
2. You Don't Enjoy Spending Time with Your Spouse
One of the warning signs you're ready for a divorce is that you no longer enjoy hanging out with your spouse. If you love spending time with your friends and family, but can't stand being in the same room as your significant other, you need to figure out why you feel the way you do.
If it's something that you can work on during counseling, then you should get in touch with a professional marriage counselor. However, if it's something you're afraid won't go away no matter what you do, then a divorce may be the only solution.
3. You Have Been Unhappy for a Long Time
When you feel like your marriage isn't exciting for you anymore and you're starting to reminisce about the old days, then that's not a good sign for your marriage. You need to talk to your spouse and figure out a way to work on your marriage.
If trying new things and counseling doesn't help fix the problem, then you need to choose your happiness and consider getting a divorce.
4. You Don't Communicate with Each Other Anymore
The biggest sign that your marriage is failing is that you stop making an effort to communicate with each other. If you feel like your partner is keeping things from you or withholding important information, and you're always finding out about it through other people, then there's a clear communication gap between you two.
If you want to get your marriage back on track, you have to initiate a conversation and then see where it goes. Both you and your spouse should be willing to communicate if you want a successful marriage.
To Sum Up
Sometimes, it's too late before you can spot the signs and figure out a way to make your marriage work. If you're considering getting a divorce, you should get in touch with us. Here at Atlanta Family Law Group, focus on divorce and child custody cases. We believe in helping you preserve what's important while redefining families through divorce.
Contact us at (404) 963-9452 to schedule a consultation and let's discuss how we may be able to help you.