Most divorces do not happen overnight, without some warning signals along the way. In most cases, there are little things that crop up from time to time that indicate divorce may be on the horizon. If you pay attention to these signs, you may be able to prevent ending your marriage. But, if you fail to recognize the warnings along the way, the chances you will end up filing for divorce are high. And, there are also situations where even giving all of your attention to the issues that seem to be pointing to divorce does not work. Sometimes marriages end, despite the best efforts of the parties. When this happens, you have to take steps to make sure your rights are protected, and that the best interests of your children are considered.
If your marriage has any of these five warning signs for divorce, it is a good idea to begin preparing for what will eventually lie ahead:
- Actions by your spouse that indicate he or she does not care how you will react to their behavior. Examples include doing selfish things, which is different for every person, but may include going on vacations alone or spending more time with friends than with family.
- Feeling distant from your spouse, both physically and emotionally. If you are unable to share your feelings with your spouse, or simply don’t want to, there is a chance your marriage will end in divorce. The key to marriage is communication, and when one or both parties feel uncomfortable sharing things with their spouse, it is a sign of trouble.
- Degrading talk, or verbal abuse. If your spouse is constantly insulting you, either alone or in front of others, it will be hard to build a solid foundation of trust. This type of behavior frequently leads to divorce.
- Being unable to let the little things go, also known as “picking your battles”. If everything your spouse does gets on your nerves, or you find yourself upset over the small things, the chance of having a marriage that lasts is slim.
- Expecting your spouse to change who they are after the honeymoon is over. It is never a good idea to enter marriage with the idea that you can change your spouse. While it is normal to grow and change during a marriage, if your spouse is not meeting your expectations or you are forcing your views on your spouse, divorce might be in your future.
Every case is different, and what leads you to divorce will not be the same as what caused a friend or family member to end their marriage. If you have exhausted all of your efforts, and you believe divorce is your only option, call us for help. We understand how difficult the choice to get divorced is to make, and can help you get through the case with as little stress as possible. Our approach is to aggressively pursue solutions that work for you and your family.
For answers to your questions about divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Call the Deaton Law Firm in Cypress at (916) 608-8891 to schedule your appointment today.