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Subtle Signs That Your Marriage Is In Trouble


Marriages take a lot of effort. Unfortunately, though, not everyone takes the time to make their relationship work. They put their marriages on auto pilot, just expecting that things will be fine.

Then, when their marriage ends, they are blindsided. They act as though the divorce has come out of nowhere, even though the signs were always there.

Your spouse may have told you about the things they were unhappy about, but maybe you didn’t listen. Maybe they stopped talking to you because they were tired of arguing with you, so you assumed everything was OK.

If you don’t notice the little things, then you may be surprised when your spouse announces that they want a divorce. This can be embarrassing. Be aware of the subtle signs that indicate that your marriage may be in trouble. Here’s what to look for so you can save your marriage before it’s too late.

You’re Sharing Less

In the beginning of your marriage, you and your spouse likely had deep conversations. You shared your hopes and dreams. As time goes on, when partners feel less close to each other, they may feel the need to share less. So if your spouse is communicating less and you feel as though you are having less meaningful discussions, then someone is pulling away.

There’s No More Effort

After some time, we tend to become complacent in our relationships. Relationships are fun and exciting at first, then they become calm and boring. Things become comfortable, but without any effort, boredom sets in. When this happens, your marriage no longer becomes a priority. When one or both parties no longer work on the marriage, it deteriorates over time.

It’s All About You

Couples in happy relationships will use “we” or “our” when talking about themselves because they see themselves as part of a couple. They are interdependent on each other. When a person constantly uses “me,” they don’t see themselves as part of a couple. They’re thinking of themselves and don’t feel as though they are part of a relationship. So take note of the pronouns your spouse uses.

You Snoop on Your Spouse’s Phone

Looking at your partner’s smartphone may seem innocent enough. After all, what do they have to hide? However, snooping shows distrust. It’s a bad sign that may not be obvious. Those who catch a peek on their partner’s phone are less emotionally stable and are more likely to break up. So your habits about spying on your partner say a lot about the state of your marriage.

Seek Legal Help

Many people are blindsided by a divorce, but the truth is that relationships rarely end suddenly. There are always signs when a marriage is not doing well, so don’t let them sneak up on you.

If divorce is imminent, seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. We’ll provide you with compassionate, dedicated, and effective representation in the resolution of divorce and all related issues. To schedule a consultation with our office, call 954-764-4330 or fill out the online form.



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