It takes a lot of time and emotional energy to decide that you want a divorce. Nobody agrees on divorce all of a sudden. Feeling disconnected and disrespected by your spouse for a long time can result in such emotions. Common relationship problems and minor arguments happen in all relationships, but you know it is time if the bad things start weighing out the good.
Often couples have a hard time deciding on divorce because they believe they can fix their problems. But, certain signs point directly to divorce. Divorces are never an easy time. Contact a Salt Lake City divorce attorney to assist you through the process.
Signs your marriage is over
- Aggression and domestic violence.
Some people are aggressive by their nature. This can affect various relationships in their life, including their marriage. There is only so much aggressive behavior a person could take from their spouse until they decide they deserve better.
If your partner has admitted to being aggressive and is willing and able to change, you may be able to work things out. However, if they are unable or unwilling and if their aggressive behavior is injuring you physically and mentally, you need to separate from them for the sake of your health.
- You are no longer friends.
All married couples should be best friends. They should be able to share their thoughts and ideas and do their favorite social activities together without feeling awkward or scared. If you can no longer be free around your spouse because you think they might react in some way, your marriage is not as strong as it should be.
- Frequently feeling angry about your spouse.
Occasionally getting annoyed or irritated at your spouse for something stupid they did is normal, and this feeling should subside quickly. However, if you constantly feel enraged about everything your spouse says or does, it is a bad sign. Anger without a valid reason is usually related to other issues in the relationship that have not been resolved.
- Lack of communication, negotiation, and compromise.
A relationship between two people always works on communication, compromise, and negotiation. While you may think you do not have to change yourself for the other person, you may still have to make a few minor changes to save your marriage, which is not a bad thing. However, if you cannot communicate with your spouse without it turning into a fight, and if you or your spouse is unwilling to make changes from your side to make the marriage work, it is time to move on.
- Lack of trust.
Without trust, a marriage cannot exist. Trust is a significant building block of a relationship. If your spouse has cheated on you in the past, and you are unable to trust them again no matter how much you try, there is no point in staying in the marriage.