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Top Signs of a Marriage Headed for Divorce

By Sheryl Rentz on November 21, 2013

As years go by and circumstances change, married couples are bound to face a number of rocky patches that threaten the relationship. Through careful navigation and perseverance it is possible for some couples to get back on track, but what if the path has gotten more than just a bit rocky? Whether a marriage has lasted a few years or several decades, there tend to be a few key signs that indicate a marriage is irretrievably broken and headed for divorce.

If you experience any of the following, it may be time to consider the best course of action for yourself, your children, and even your spouse. Contact Pennsylvania divorce attorney Sheryl R. Rentz to discuss your situation and to learn more about your legal rights and options.

The most common signs that a marriage is over include:

The Disconnect – Couples that find it difficult to be in the same room often drift apart rather than face the exhausting tension that builds up when they are together. If you feel a huge relief at being anywhere but with your spouse, it may be a sign that the marriage has run its course.

The White Flag – There’s little chance of recovery if one spouse has already given up the fight. If you are the only one arguing or pushing for change and your spouse simply no longer cares one way or the other, there may be nothing left to salvage.

The Toxic Relationship– Unending arguments, hurtful comments, and a lack of respect may lead to even more unhealthy behaviors in a relationship. If you constantly feel anxious, criticized, or unappreciated, it may be time to leave the toxic situation.

The Affair – Considering infidelity may be indication enough that a marriage is over, but when one spouse acts on the desire and has an extramarital affair, there may be little chance for recovery. Unless both spouses can work together, unfaithfulness is a surefire way to spell the end of a marriage.

The Silence – The number one sign of a lost marriage is a complete lack of communication. Conversations that are limited to safe or banal topics will do little but fill the silence and may indicate that both parties are done trying to connect.

Ending a marriage can be a complex and emotionally intense experience. If you are considering a divorce, please call (866) 290-9292 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable and effective attorney. Sheryl R. Rentz can help you face such a difficult decision and make the best choice for your future.

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