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Dealing With Spousal Drift
Are you struggling with your marriage?
If so, you’re not alone. A recent study from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) found that nearly 60 percent of people report being unhappy in their marriage.
Despite your best intentions, you may find yourself drifting away from your spouse. You may feel your spouse has changed and isn’t the same person you married. You might find yourself looking back longingly at the old days when the relationship was young. You may find yourself tempted to cheat and find fulfillment with someone else.
The truth is relationships take work. Many times marriages can be saved through hard work, open communication, and third-party counseling. However, there are times when a marriage can’t be saved.
Common Warning Signs Your Marriage Is Ending
Below are some common signs that your marriage is crumbling and may not be able to be saved:
- You Fight With Your Spouse More Frequently and Intensely. Every married couples fights. Perhaps, you can picture the image of the old married couple that bickers about everything but is actually deeply in love. However, if you and your spouse are starting to fight more and more, and the fights are become deeper and deeper, leaving you feeling depressed, this signifies a much bigger problem.
- You Feel Alone in Your Own Home. One of the biggest warning signs that your relationship is coming to an end is when you start feeling alone in your own home. Not only have you and your partner lost that ‘spark’ — but you may have even lost interest in trying to reignite it.
- You Find Yourself Interested in Looking for Other People. When your marriage is coming to an end, it is normal to get a ‘wandering eye’. People who have lost their intimate connection with their spouse will naturally begin to look for it in other places. If you have a strong interest in meeting new people, it may be time to consider divorce.
Is It Time For A Fresh Start?
If you’ve come to the realization that you’re no longer in love with your spouse, you may wonder if it’s worth getting divorced. Will it be worth the financial hassle or the potential emotional toll on your children?
There are no easy answers, but many times divorce can lead to better things. You may come out more mature and understand your own wants and needs better. You may regain a sense of hope and control in your life.
If you do find yourself considering divorce, it’s best to look at all your options. At Divorce Matters®, we offer comprehensive consultations that are strictly confidential. We can help you understand the divorce process and all of your available legal options. Our qualified attorneys can help you weigh your options and give you personalized advice based on your particular situation — whether you have kids, share high-value assets, or have experienced domestic violence.