One of the most important things that you can do when facing divorce is to prepare for it. Many people end up making mistakes or agreeing to things that they later regret just because they are not prepared. The more you can do in advance, the better.
What this means is that looking for divorce signals is important. You may not be planning to file yourself, but you can still prepare if you think that your spouse is going to do so. Some of the more common signals include:
- You and your spouse are running into some financial troubles. You’re arguing about it and experiencing a lot of stress.
- You have seen a major drop-off in the amount of affection that you show one another.
- It is clear that what you expected marriage to be like is not what your spouse expected, and neither one of you is happy about it.
- Your spouse has become addicted to something that he or she puts before the relationship. It could be drugs, alcohol, gambling or even work.
- You just don’t have much in common. You don’t enjoy the same things. Spending time together feels like a chore, and you’d rather just spend time apart or with your friends.
- Every conversation feels like a confrontation. You tend to feel defensive all the time, like you’re just waiting for your spouse to start yet another argument.
If you start to see your relationship going in this direction, it’s time to start thinking about what legal options you have if you do wind up getting divorced.