Nearly 800,000 couples divorce every year. When your marriage is going through a rough patch, how do you know it’s time to break up?
Getting a divorce is a difficult decision. If you’ve tried separation but need help making the decision to take the next step, we’ve got the guide you need.
Don’t get stuck wondering if it’s time. Here are six signs to look for to know it’s time to break up.
1. Emotionally Checked Out
When relationships are going well, you feel excited to see them and happy they’re around. Feeling angry when they do something wrong is also important because it means you still care.
When you stop feeling one way or another and emotionally check out, it’s a sign your relationship is at an end.
2. Only One Person is Trying
You keep trying to make the marriage work but your partner pulls away. You want to reconnect but they ignore or flat-out dismiss any attempts you make to stay together.
When you’re the only one who’s trying to re-kindle the relationship, it’s time to consider letting it go.
3. Daydreaming of the Single Life
What would your life look like if you were single again? Have you taken steps to be more attractive, like losing weight or getting a new hair cut?
Thoughts that keep wandering to a life without your spouse are an indication that you’ve started to plan for a life beyond your marriage.
4. Empty Bedroom
How’s your sex life? Sex is a way for couples to come together and connect emotionally as well as physically.
Couples stop having sex for lots of reasons, from new medication to busy schedules. If the passion just isn’t there any more, your relationship might be over.
5. You Avoid Conflict
Sometimes it can be good to have a fight with your spouse and get it all out in the open. Stonewalling, always acting defensive, and avoiding addressing any real issues you’re having all show you’re not interested in solving your problems.
When you’re not recognizing each other’s problems or don’t care to hear each other, it’s the end of the road for your marriage.
6. More Bad than Good
Think about the most recent memories of your marriage. Are there more positive memories or negative ones?
There are probably plenty of good memories from when you first got together. Those aren’t enough to sustain you if your most recent thoughts are mostly negative.
More bad than good experiences are a sign it’s time to split.
Know When Getting a Divorce is the Right Choice
Getting a divorce isn’t something to take lightly. But sometimes, all efforts to stay together just aren’t working.
If you see any of these six signs in your relationship, think long and hard about what your next steps should be. It’s not always easy, but it might be the best choice for both of you.
Still not sure that divorce is in your future? Want to learn about what kind of options you have if you decide to dissolve your marriage?
Reach out to us today and we’ll walk you through these difficult decisions to make sure you do what’s right for you.