You expect that your marriage will last forever, but there are times when this isn’t how things go. Recognizing the less common signs of a marriage ending can be challenging, but it’s essential to pay attention to subtle shifts in your relationship.
Watching for some less common signs of the end of your marriage may be beneficial:
1. You feel relief when your spouse is away
If you constantly find yourself feeling relieved or happier when your spouse is not around, it could be a sign that you’re no longer enjoying their company or that the relationship has become burdensome.
2. You avoid discussing the future
A reluctance to make plans together beyond the immediate future may suggest that you or your spouse is questioning the stability of the marriage.
3. You no longer share your feelings
Keeping your emotions, concerns or thoughts to yourself rather than sharing them with your spouse, this could be a sign of a growing emotional distance.
4. An increase in separate social lives
It’s healthy to maintain individual friendships and interests, but you should still have some shared activities. You and your spouse increasingly engaging in social activities without each other might point to a lack of connection.
5. You don’t feel like a team
No longer feeling like you and your spouse are working together as a team by facing challenges and making decisions collaboratively, it could indicate a breakdown in your partnership.
One of the most important things for you to do is to ensure you protect yourself in the event you divorce. This starts with gathering documents that you’ll need during the property division. You also need to consider how you’re going to support yourself during and after the divorce.
You may need to work with someone who understands the law and can help you protect your interests.