There are very few cases in which a divorce happens without there being any signs that it’s coming. For many people, there is at least a hint that something is amiss, but some individuals might look over those with the hope that things will suddenly improve. There are several signs that signal a marriage is headed toward the end.
One of the primary signs that the marriage isn’t working any longer is if either spouse simply doesn’t care. It doesn’t matter if you go to bed angry with each other. It doesn’t matter if you had a good day with the other person. You’ve just checked out emotionally.
In some cases, the signal that the union is over is that there isn’t any communication. There aren’t any conflicts because neither person wants to resolve things. Matters are just left unchecked and you just live in parallel lives of each other.
A lack of intimacy is another signal that things are on a downhill slide. You may realize that the thought of your spouse touching you makes you cringe, even if only internally.
Fantasizing about living a life without your spouse is another sign. This might come with starting to prepare for it by trying to get in shape or starting to make other changes.
If you realize now that your marriage isn’t going to last, it’s time to take steps to protect your interests. Working with an attorney who is familiar with situations similar to yours might help you to find out what options you have so that you can take the next step toward a new, more stable life.