Marriage can be hard work, but it’s worth it when two people love and support each other. For some couples, problems may seem insurmountable, which means divorce will be on the table. Business Insider explains some of the common signs that a marriage is reaching its end. With this information, couples can decide whether they want to take steps to preserve the marriage or if it’s time to get in touch with a divorce attorney.
Problems with communication are often a huge indicator that a marriage is in trouble. A lack of communication can evolve over time to become indifference, at which point neither party may be invested in saving the marriage. Even when two people are living together they may not be engaging as a married couple. At this point, it’s likely that the marriage will end in divorce since both parties have seemingly given up on trying to fix the marriage.
In other cases, one person may be highly invested in saving the marriage while the other is not. This creates an unhealthy dynamic that involves one spouse pursuing the other to no avail. If this dynamic remains the pursuing spouse often becomes frustrated, while also suffering from severe self-esteem issues. As the distance grows, the chances of preserving a marriage become slimmer and slimmer.
Financial issues are also hard to overcome for many couples. In some ways, fights about money are actually about a lack of trust. If you and your spouse agree to save money and he or she spends it anyway, chances are you’ll feel betrayed on some level. Financial problems also create a lot of stress and tension within a marriage, which can exacerbate existing marital woes.