The beginning of a new year can make many of us evaluate where we are in our lives and decide if we are content or if a change is needed. One thought you may have been having but have not been addressing is if you are ready to divorce. This decision is typically not an easy one to make and will often require deeper examination of your own situation.
If the thought of divorce has been with you for some time but you are not sure if you are just going through a rough spot or you are dealing with a larger problem, it may be helpful to know the signs that commonly point to divorce.
You are no longer happy – It can be easy to keep believing that things will get better. Like when you get a new job or a raise, when the kids are older or after a vacation. If you are constantly unhappy but think things will change at some point, that time of change may be once you divorce.
Doing more things on your own – If you find that you are doing more and more activities on your own because your spouse is not interested, you may have now come to the realization that you want to share this time with someone and it will never be with the person you are currently married to.
Avoiding one another – Do you get home from work and retreat to separate rooms to eat, watch TV or just be by yourself? If the marriage has turned into only checking-in with your spouse to talk about the kids and bills, this is most likely why you are considering divorce.
Conversations are battles – Is it more important in your conversations with your spouse for each of you to be right and assume dominance more than working together and coming to a satisfying conclusion?
Physical attraction diminishes – If your partner has stopped caring about how they look and feel, this can show they may not be as considerate to you as they once were.
If any of the above signs are familiar to you and you believe that you are not making progress in getting any of them solved, it may be time to speak with an attorney about the possibility of divorce. Divorce can bring a lot of questions and even stress, it can be easier to work through when you are familiar with your legal rights and knowing the process.