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Sometimes marriages don’t work out. There are all kinds of reasons why this might be, and often there is no reason other than the fact that people change and their love changes with them. Although it’s a good idea to work on the marriage as much as you can, sometimes the best choice is a divorce; everyone will be happier once it is done, even if the process seems a daunting one.
Yet, making that final choice can sometimes be more complicated than anyone imagines. Despite feeling that a divorce might be best, there will often be something that holds you back.
Whether it’s fear, shame, financial issues, or anything else, sometimes marriages go on for far too long with no one being happy at all. That’s why it’s good to know when it’s time for a divorce. Read on to discover some of the signs.Relationships are complicated, to say the very least. Here are some signs you might be heading for divorce! Click To Tweet
Constant Criticism Could Be a Sign Divorce is Near
A healthy marriage, a happy relationship, means working as a team. It means supporting one another in your endeavors. You’ll be there to hold one another up and show a united front to the world.
Is this happening in your marriage? Or are you criticizing one another (or it could be a one-sided issue) much more than anything else? Is the support you once had gone? Do you feel as though you can no longer rely on your partner or they on you?
This change is often a slow one that you might overlook until you take a step back and look into the real issues. Once you spot that it’s happening, though, it’s hard to ignore, and it could be a big sign that your marriage is failing.
Enjoying a Trial Separation
If you think your marriage needs some attention, having a trial separation is a great idea. Being apart means that you have space and time to think about your relationship and determine whether you want to work on something you believe to be over.
These separations are only temporary, and you will need to work out how long it will be. You’ll also need to know what questions are being asked before you separate so that you can think of the answers.
One of these questions may well be about getting a divorce.
If you find that you enjoy the separation, that you don’t miss your partner, that you can manage perfectly well on your own, then your next step could be to contact a divorce lawyer to take you through the process. If you’re happier without your spouse, then a divorce could be the best option.
You Have Different Sexual Needs Can Lead to Divorce
Sex shouldn’t be the most crucial part of a marriage, but it’s certainly an important one. Sex is a way to get close to someone, an intimate act that is a physical expression of love.
If you both have different sexual needs or find that you no longer think of one another as sexually attractive, problems can occur.
Simply having different sexual needs isn’t a reason for a divorce in itself; plenty of marriages have compromise in this area. However, when those different needs lead to constant berating, guilt, frustration, and even cheating, then it’s clear something needs to be done, and that something might have to be a divorce.
Do you know anyone who has gotten divorced?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.