Getting married comes with the expectation that the union will last forever. While that does happen, there’s a chance that it will end in a divorce. This isn’t something that most people want to think about; however, understanding the signs that there are problems in the marriage can certainly be beneficial.
There are several things that point to troubles in the marriage. You may experience all or some of these. When you notice them, you’ll have to decide if the marriage is worth saving or if you’re ready to call it quits.
You disengage from the marriage
Disengaging from the marriage can happen physically and emotionally. You may not enjoy intimate moments or you may not care about what your spouse is doing. While you may think that an increase in fighting signals a problem, it’s actually when you simply don’t care enough to fight that there’s a major issue.
You dream of a single life
Oftentimes, a person in a bad marriage will start to dream about life without their spouse. Having these dreams, even daydreams, about doing things without your spouse can spark planning. You may even start to make plans for what you want to do without your spouse and take active steps to start making those events happen. Divorce could soon follow.
When your marriage is nearing the end, you must ensure that you’re doing things that are in your best interests. Your ex will do the same thing for themselves. Learning your options and working to figure out how to handle things like property division and child custody may help you to feel less stress as you go through this journey toward your new single life.