How do you know whether breaking up is the right decision for you? Today, we’re going to explore the five telltale signs that your relationship is in trouble and what you should be looking out for.
Nobody likes the idea of going through a divorce, and the prospect of how you feel, how your significant other feels, and how everybody else feels can constantly play on your mind, but at the end of the day, this could be making you seriously unhappy, and then what’s the point?
For some couples, going through a divorce could be the best option, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a messy thing as it’s portrayed in Hollywood and on television. In fact, it can be very respectful and good for both people to move forward with their lives with the best possible intentions in mind.
But how do you know whether a divorce is the right decision for you? Today, we’re going to explore the five telltale signs a divorce could be imminent and what you should be looking out for.
#1 – You’re Together for the Kids
Perhaps the most common sign that divorce should take place is because you’re together for the children’s sake, not your own. While it’s a nice idea to have a family unit that stays together, if you’re not happy with your SO, or vice versa, this is going to cause more harm than good.
In a marriage, you need to be together for each other, not anybody else, not even your own children. As above, going through a collaborative divorce process doesn’t have to be too messy or emotional when done right, not even from your children’s perspectives.
#2 – There are No More Arguments
While constantly arguing with one another (constantly) is typically a sign that the relationship needs a bit of work, that doesn’t mean that things can’t get better with both sides investing some proper time into things.
However, when the arguing stops completely through no discussion, this can be a sign that might want to think about moving on. When the arguing stops, this typically means one side has given up, and this is not healthy for a relationship.
#3 – You’re Looking Elsewhere
Let’s be honest, while it’s pretty natural to check other people out briefly while you’re walking past, if you’ve completely lost interest in your significant other, so much so that you’re actively looking out for other people, this is probably a sign you should think about moving on and not dragging the other person through the mud.
#4 – Incompatible Sex Drives
If you’re really turned on and ready to go while the other is not, and vice versa, this could be a sign your bodies are telling you-you’re not right for each other in a relationship. Throughout a relationship, and marriage, sex drives should sync up naturally, and if they’re not, this is something you might want to listen too.
#5 – You’re Not Thinking About Your Significant Other
One of the best signs of love is the fact that you’ll spend most of your time thinking about what that other person is thinking and trying to figure them out. It’s a game to a certain extent, but it’s a sign of love.
However, if you stop thinking, or even caring, about what the other person thinks, it’s probably time to think about moving on.
While this isn’t all be-all-and-end-all signs that your marriage is ready to end, they are a clear indication that things need to change. Be honest with yourself and your SO to make sure you’re making the right decisions in your life.