When things go sour in a marriage, many couples automatically start talking divorce. Marriage is never easy, and a successful partnership requires work. If both parties are willing to put in the time and effort to make things work, then you might want to take divorce off the table for now.
However, there are reasons to consider divorce. If your spouse has a substance abuse issue and is not willing to get help, then you may want to consider leaving. If your partner physically or mentally abuses you or has cheated on you, then you may want to divorce.
In many marriages, one person has doubts. Should I stay or should I go? If this describes you, then it is possible to salvage your relationship. Here are some signs that your marriage can be saved.
When a person is committed to divorce, they have no doubts. They have exhausted all their options and are totally done with the marriage. They are ready to walk away.
However, if you are tossing and turning at night because you can’t make a decision about ending your marriage, it means you have reasons you want to stay. Explore these reasons and think about why you want to stay in the marriage.
Kids can really kill the romance and strain a marriage. It’s normal for couples to feel frustrated once kids enter the picture. They require a lot of time and work, but it’s not a reason to end a marriage.
If you divorce, you will both have to still deal with the kids, so that’s not really a good reason to divorce. As long as you and your spouse still love and respect each other, you can set aside the issues and work on strengthening your marriage.
Marriages cannot thrive when one person is doing all the work. If both parties are willing to put in the time and effort needed to rebuild the marriage, then it is worth saving.
Marriages quickly move out of the honeymoon phase as reality sets in. If you have been together for decades and the spark is no longer there, that does not mean it is gone completely. Every marriage becomes monotonous after a while, but that doesn’t mean you need to file for divorce. Focus on little gestures every day to make married life more exciting.
All couples argue to some degree, but that does not mean that they need to divorce. If you have doubts in your mind and you and your spouse are both willing to put effort into the marriage, then you should consider staying.
However, some marriages cannot be saved. There may be issues of abuse, infidelity and addiction that cannot be overcome. If this is true for you, divorce may be the answer. A Columbia divorce lawyer at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can advise you of your options. Schedule a free consultation by calling (410) 774-5987 or filling out the online form. We have two offices to serve you.
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