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3 Signs You Are Headed Down the Path of Divorce

 Posted on November 18,2019 in Divorce

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Making the decision to end a relationship is never easy. Coming to the conclusion that a divorce is the only option typically takes months, if not years, and the possible end of your marriage can be a very stressful time of your life. It has often been said that marriages do not just break -- they deteriorate over time. If you are unhappy in your marriage, you may be wondering if it is time to call it quits, but it can be difficult to be certain that it is the right choice. Often, there are red flags throughout the marriage that you should be aware of that may indicate your marriage is not working. While there is no magic answer as to whether you should get a divorce or not, below are some warning signs that could indicate that it may be best to end your marriage.

One (or Neither) of You is Putting in the Effort

Successful marriages do not just happen. For you and your spouse to be happy in a relationship together, you have to want it. You have to get up every day and work for the marriage that you want and need. When one or both partners get to the point where they do not want to work on the marriage anymore, it could be a sign that the marriage is beyond saving.

You Are Only Staying Together for the Kids

When a couple has children, it is not uncommon for them to think that the best thing for their kids is for the parents to stay together. While this is a noble act of parents putting their kids’ well-being before their own, they are actually not doing their kids any favors. Studies have shown that children who grow up in households with conflicting and unhappy parents often have behavioral and mental health issues later in life. Children who grow up with parents who are not married, but who get along well enough to co-parent, are actually happier, and they are more likely to develop better adult relationships

You Are Unhappy

You may get to a point in your marriage when you have to take a step back and really think about your happiness and what you want. It is normal to have lulls or periods of unhappiness, but when the bad days outnumber the good days, you may begin to wonder if it is worth your own happiness and mental stability to stay in the marriage.

Contact a Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer

Many people go through significant emotional distress when making the decision to go through with a divorce, while for some people, the decision to end the marriage is an easy one. No two marriages are alike, which is why there is no right answer as to whether you should get a divorce or not; you have to figure out what is best for you. If you are thinking about divorce but do not know if it is feasible or right for you, you need the assistance of a Kane County divorce attorney who can help explain your legal options. Contact the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. today by calling 630-409-8184 to schedule a consultation.


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