Marriage is sometimes difficult, but many couples stay together because it seems easier to live with problems than to make changes. There are some situations that make it impossible for you to continue living in your marriage. Each case is different, and you have to decide for yourself when it is time for you to consult an attorney and petition for divorce.
Warning Signs Divorce May Be in Your Future
Some warning signs indicate that you and your spouse may be headed for divorce. They do not necessarily mean that divorce is inevitable but should help you decide whether to try and get your marriage back on track or to instead, cut your losses and go your separate ways.
- Your interactions are more negative than positive. You even dread seeing each other at the end of the day because of the expectation that it will end in an argument.
- You feel like you must walk on eggshells to avoid angering your spouse.
- You live like roommates. You are rarely intimate. You don’t share a bed or even a room. You rarely see each other, and you both live your own separate lives, doing nothing together and rarely interacting.
- You imagine being single and living the life of a single person.
- You have tried to express your dissatisfaction to your partner who will not listen and refuses to work with you to improve the relationship.
Signs it is Definitely Time for a Divorce
In general, whether to get a divorce is an individual decision. On the other hand, some situations are dangerous or intolerable, and you should quickly plan a divorce if you are subject to any of the following:
- You have been the victim of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, studies show that the victim of abuse suffers multiple instances of abuse before saying, “I’ve had enough” and following through with a divorce.
- Abduction of your child. If the other parent has taken off with the child and either cannot be found or left you worried about whether your child will return, you need to file for divorce.
- You have no access to money. If your spouse has moved all your money from your account so that you have no access to funds, filing for divorce may be the best option for you to regain access to funds.
For more information about divorce and what process may work best for you, call Daniel Abasolo at 940-387-0404 to schedule a consultation.