You meant your vows when you said them on your wedding day over 20 years ago. But lately, things between you and your spouse are tense and there’s a lack of trust between the two of you that has built up over the years. As much as you hate to admit it, you find yourself thinking that it is time to move on from the marriage.
The thought of leaving an unhealthy marriage can be daunting. Couples often fall into a pattern where they are extremely comfortable with each other. Yet, if you are unhappy perhaps moving on is the best option.
Signs that it’s time to get divorced
Many long-term marriages in the United States end in divorce. Here are some of the reasons:
- Communication has shut down between you. Even if you want to discuss what’s causing your concern for your marriage, you don’t feel like you can talk with your partner.
- Infidelity has destroyed your trust in your partner. Even though they are repentant, you just can’t seem to move on from the pain their behavior has caused.
- You’re tired of the emotional and physical abuse you’ve suffered throughout the marriage.
- Financial disputes are tearing you two apart. One of you is a saver and one is a spender and you just do not see eye to eye.
- Alcohol or drug addiction has taken over your partner’s life and they refuse to recognize the need for help.
- Arguing seems to be non-stop between the two of you because you’re just not compatible any longer.
- A lack of intimacy, for whatever reasons, has driven a wedge between you two.
When you realize that it is time to file for divorce, you may feel overwhelmed. The best thing that you can do is seek help to assist you with the process from beginning to end.