Nobody enters a marriage thinking about divorce, but that’s what happens to nearly half of all married couples. While it’s obviously not ideal, there may come a time when you need to call an end to the relationship, which could make everyone involved happier in the long run. The San Diego divorce mediation experts from Divorce Options San Diego suggest these seven signs mean you’re ready for a divorce.
1. No Longer Communicating
Arguing in a relationship is completely normal. The problems begin when the two of you stop communicating altogether. The only way to work through marriage issues is by discussing them with your partner. If you no longer want to talk, it may be time to move on.
2. Getting Tired of Trying
A lack of communication can go both ways. There’s a very good chance your partner has stopped talking to you. It’s a lot of work trying to engage with a spouse who is emotionally distant. The marriage may be officially at its end once you stop trying to spark the passion in your wife or husband.
3. Focusing on Outside Interests
A failing relationship will likely create a void in your life. Most people seek to fill this void by focusing all their energy on something else. If you’ve suddenly found yourself spending a lot of time at work or developing a new hobby, this may be a huge signal from your unconscious mind.
4. No Longer Having Sex
Sex is a great way to express your love for another person, but there are also plenty of marriages that succeed without it. The problem arises when you constantly deny sex from a willing spouse, as this may be a sign your passion for your spouse is completely gone.
5. Dreaming of Single Life
It’s normal to occasionally dream about being single when you see your unmarried friends out having fun. If these dreams become the only thing you think about on a daily basis, there’s a huge problem. There’s an even bigger issue if you start to realistically plan the important aspects of your single life.
6. Not Resolving Conflict
As mentioned earlier, fights are bound to happen in a marriage. Loving partners will do everything in their power to compromise and find a solution to the argument. If you’re unwilling to make this compromise, it may be a sign you no longer care about the relationship.
7. Feeling Apathetic about Your Partner
The marriage may be failing, but you spent a lot of time loving your spouse. There should always be some sort of admiration or positive feelings toward your husband or wife, especially when he or she does something great for you or your children. Once these feelings are replaced with apathy or disgust, you may not be able to repair the marriage.
If you’re at the point where you think divorce is the right choice for you, there are alternatives to hiring a lawyer and having to make countless court appearances. The expert San Diego divorce mediators at Divorce Options San Diego provide a one-stop shop, offering comprehensive services that cover all aspects of divorce, from beginning to end. Give us a call today at (858) 281-2628.