The Signs Your Marriage Is Likely to End in Divorce

The Signs Your Marriage Is Likely to End in Divorce
Couple divorcing

Although the statistics for marriage are not always positive, no one enters wedded bliss expecting it to fail. But unfortunately, things happen, and many couples wonder at some point if their marriage could be on the brink of divorce

All relationships take work. And it could be time to consider couples counseling to help communication. But if you’ve already been down that road or you’re noticing some major red flags, your marriage could be in real trouble

1. One of you has an addiction

One of the biggest challenges any couple can face is an addiction. When alcohol, drugs, or gambling is involved and when they begin to take precedence over the spouse the marriage becomes strained. There’s bound to be some resentment, and there are usually secrets involved. Seek professional help, and take care of yourself in the process

 

2. You’re avoiding your spouse

You may not even realize you’re doing this, but finding reasons to avoid your partner is a troubling sign. If you’re constantly prioritizing your friends over your marriage, or if you make excuses not to be home with your spouse, you could be in danger of divorce

 

3. You have financial problems or secrets

Many studies have found a correlation between financial disagreements and divorce. If you’re hiding a lot of debt from your spouse, you’ve made some reckless decisions with your money, or if you’re constantly stressed over the state of your finances, it’s not a good sign

 

4. Your sex life is dull or non-existent

Passion always ebbs and flows in a relationship, and the stress of daily life can take its toll behind closed doors. But according to one divorce lawyer, Randall Kessler, a lackluster sex life is an indication that divorce is near. Kessler sometimes sees divorcing couples who haven’t had sex in years

 

5. You never argue

You would think that not arguing with your spouse would be a good thing. But according to Douglas Kepanis, a divorce attorney in New York City, staying silent to keep the peace just leads to built up resentment. If you try to avoid awkward situations with your spouse when you’re upset to keep the peace or if you keep secrets so you don’t upset your partner you could end up destroying your marriage