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When Enough Is Enough In A Marriage


When a couple has been married for 20, 30, or 40 years or longer, it’s usually safe to say that they will stay married forever. That’s not always the case, though. Gray marriages are on the rise, and people who have been married for decades are now saying “I’ve had enough.”

What is enough, though? What is the final straw that broke the camel’s back? This is the question that many people are asking, especially after hearing the news that Sylvester Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin is filing for divorce after 25 years of marriage.

While it has been reported that the divorce was due to Stallone wasting marital assets, a source close to Flavin has disclosed that the couple have had issues for many years and Flavin finally had enough.

But what exactly is enough? It doesn’t have to be a major issue, like infidelity. It can be a minor issue. For example, there have been other reports that Stallone got a dog without Flavin’s permission. That could be something that could cause a divorce, especially if the issue has been discussed before at length. Maybe a spouse doesn’t do their share of the housework. Maybe the couple is always fighting over money. Over time, arguing constantly over these issues can cause one spouse to get fed up.

That’s because negative emotions build up. There’s anger and resentment. When a person breaks promises, there is a lack of trust and betrayal. When there is so much negativity, it may take just one minor act to cause a partner to end the marriage once and for all.

The Final Straw

Here are some things that could mean the final straw in a marriage:

  • Any type of physical or emotional abuse should not be accepted. Hitting, slapping, punching, insulting, name calling, or threatening a partner is grounds for domestic violence.
  • A partner who cheats on you does not respect the marriage. If they are not willing to show remorse for their actions and stop the infidelity, then you deserve better.
  • Lack of respect. When your spouse is demeaning to you and does not care about how you feel, they are not respecting you, which means they do not value the relationship.
  • Lack of freedom. Does your spouse refuse to give you alone time? Do they forbid you from participating in hobbies and favorite activities? If so, then they are not giving you the freedom you desire.
  • No happiness. A relationship should make you happy., If being around your spouse makes you sad, then it’s time to evaluate your relationship and find out what would make you happy. If you’re constantly struggling in the marriage, then it’s time to end things.

Seek Legal Help

It’s hard to say what issue will be the one that ends your marriage. After spending decades together, sometimes couples simply grow tired of their partner.

When you’ve had enough with your marriage, seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. We’ll work to end your marriage with the least amount of stress possible. Schedule a consultation today by filling out the online form or calling 954-764-4330.



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