Most marriages do not turn out to be as idyllic as expected. Unless couples lived together before tying the knot, they are unlikely to know all the quirks and foibles of the other person.
On top of that, they probably won’t have been through many difficult moments together, the sort that can challenge even the best relationship.
Despite this, some couples really do stay together until death does them part. So, how can you tell if you are going through a difficult period that will pass or have reached a final impasse?
Here are some signs that divorce might be the best option:
Your relationship has become abusive
No one benefits from putting up with abuse, yet many do because escaping it can feel challenging. Some abusers will push things further and further if they feel they can get away with it. Do not risk waiting until it is too late.
You feel like you are holding each other back
You each have one life. Once that is gone, you will not get a second chance. If you feel you are restricting each other or staying married is restricting you, consider if singledom would allow you to pursue your dreams. If your spouse really loves you, they should understand your need for freedom.
You can no longer be honest with each other
Honesty is crucial to any relationship. If you find yourself afraid to share things with your spouse or they are being dishonest with you, consider why that is.
If you decide your marriage has run its course, seek legal help to understand how a divorce would work.