When you and your spouse said your vows 10 years ago, you meant every word. But, as the years go by, there’s a feeling of restlessness creeping up on you, and you don’t know what to do. You might wonder if your spouse feels it, too.
Divorce happens more often than you may realize. In the United States, nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. That’s a sobering statistic.
Signs that your marriage is in trouble
Some of the signs that point to a troubled marriage include:
- General unhappiness. The good times have slowly but surely waned over the years, and now you are not happy.
- Distrust has crept into your marriage. Whether due to infidelity or catching your partner in several lies throughout the marriage, it pains you to say that you no longer trust your spouse.
- Financial disagreements. Money issues often cause problems in marriages, especially if one spouse is a saver and the other is a spender.
- Abuse has become a part of your marriage. Whether it is emotional, verbal or physical abuse, you know that you can not go on living like this.
- Addiction has reared its ugly head. You’ve tried so hard to help your spouse get clean, but he always goes back to the drugs.
- You avoid your spouse as much as possible. Sometimes, you stay late at work and wait to return home until you know they’ll be sleeping.
Whatever the reason for the divorce, it is not an easy process. Even if you are initiating it, the process is not pleasant and may even be painful. That’s why seeking guidance from someone who can help you through the divorce process is a good idea.