Common Marriage Deal Breakers

You may be married but is it a happy marriage? Do you feel secure in your relationship? Or do you feel as though your spouse never has your back?

If you’re having doubts about your relationship, then it may be time to take a step back and think about the issues in your marriage? Can you work on them and resolve them? Or are they deal breakers that can threaten a marriage and even lead to divorce? Here are some issues that can ruin your marriage.

Your Spouse Doesn’t Defend You

You need to have your spouse’s back and vice versa. If someone criticizes your spouse and you don’t defend them, there’s an issue in your marriage.

Your Spouse Won’t Tell You Where They Are

If your spouse refuses to account for their whereabouts or is always coming home late without a good reason, then it could be a sign of something bigger, such as infidelity.

Lack of Responsibility

Your spouse needs to have responsibility for his or her actions. If they refuse to do their fair share around the house or they refuse to apologize when they do something wrong, then they’re being irresponsible.

You or Your Spouse Refuses to Hold a Job

Unless you’re disabled or caring for children, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be working to contribute to the household. The same goes for your spouse. Many households require two incomes nowadays, so you both should be doing your part to help out.

You or Your Spouse Constantly Lies

Relationships are built on trust. Lies destroy a marriage. If you or your spouse is always hiding something or making up stories, then there will eventually be irreparable damage to the marriage.

Doubt and Mistrust

Does your spouse say they will do things but never do them? If you can’t count on your partner to make good on their promises, then it can cause mistrust in the marriage.


Your spouse should not be jealous of the time you spend with friends and family, unless you are doing something wrong such as cheating. If your spouse is feeling threatened by the fact that you visit your parents once a month, that’s unhealthy behavior. If your spouse tries to keep you from seeing certain people, that could even be considered abusive.

Your Spouse Disrespects Your Property

Even though your property may not mean much to your spouse, they should still treat it with respect. If they damage it or cause other harm to it, this is a serious issue.

Contact a Maryland Family Law Attorney Today

It’s important that you and your spouse treat each other with respect. When a spouse’s behavior is hurtful or causes resentment, it can cause the marriage to break down.

Is your marriage heading toward divorce? If so, the Columbia divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can help you with the legal and emotional components. schedule a consultation today. Fill out the online form or call (410) 774-5987. We have two offices to serve you.

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