A marriage can have problems, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s headed for a divorce. Some problems can be solved without affecting the quality of the relationship. However, if your marriage has irreconcilable issues, you should be concerned.
Here are four signs that may mean divorce is imminent.
1. Lack of communication
Communication problems are among the leading factors that contribute to divorce. If you and your spouse no longer catch up or discuss topics you used to enjoy, but instead avoid each other, you should be alarmed.
Lack of sufficient appreciation for feelings and opinions and blaming each other for mistakes also indicate communication problems, which can lead to a divorce.
2. Fighting all the time
If most of your interactions are negative, you may be headed for a divorce. Fighting all the time may stem from communication problems – you may have lost your ability to resolve issues calmly and respectfully.
3. Everything feels hard
If you are finding interacting with your spouse or returning home from work to them difficult, it’s another bad sign.
4. You live separate lives
When you and your partner start to live more like roommates than partners, a divorce may be ahead. Avoiding any form of emotional or physical intimacy is a strong warning sign that things are not well. If this is your experience, you and your spouse are living different lives under the same roof. It may only be a matter of time before you go your separate ways.
Noticing the warning signs of an oncoming divorce can help you prepare for it and you should get legal help to protect your interests.