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Signs of a Failing Marriage

Posted on in Divorce

divorceIt has often been said that marriages do not just break - they get weaker and weaker over time and eventually just fall apart. Issues can arise when one spouse begins to notice problems with the marriage, while the other spouse is blissfully unaware of the troubles. You have two choices when it comes to this - either mutually agree to work on your problems together or call it quits and get a divorce.

Making that decision can be one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life, which is why it is so stressful. Many times, the signs that your marriage is eroding away are not always obvious and can seem normal. Here are four signs that you should be looking for if you think it might be time for a divorce:

You (or They) Are Not Willing to Work on the Marriage

One of the major signs that you might be heading toward a divorce is when your or your spouse are not willing to work on the issues that you have. If it is just one person trying to fix the marriage, it is not going to work - the two of you are in it together so the two of you have to work it out or call it quits.

You Lack Respect for One Another

If you are constantly berating one another or calling each other names, it could mean that you are headed for divorce. Arguments in a marriage are normal, but when you are resorting to personal attacks all the time and constantly criticizing each other, you have probably lost your respect for one another. If you do not respect your spouse, it will be quite difficult to love them, let alone work out your problems with them.

You or Your Partner has Cheated More than Once

A bout of infidelity is not always the kiss of death for a marriage - some couples can bounce back from this. Couples who agree to work on building their trust back up can often work things out, but if your spouse has cheated on you time and time again, it can be nearly impossible to rebuild that trust. No trust makes for a bad marriage.

You Are No Longer Intimate with Each Other

A lack of affection and intimacy does not mean that you are facing marital troubles - couples go through bouts of intimacy and not being intimate all the time. But if you have not been intimate consistently, it could mean that there are deeper problems in the relationship. A lack of intimacy can mean that you and your spouse have emotionally drifted apart from one another and that you have some decisions to make.

Contact a DuPage County Divorce Attorney

If you notice that any or all of these signs apply to your relationship, you should contact a DuPage County divorce attorney to help you explore your options. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we understand that the decision to get divorced is not one that is taken lightly. We can help you figure out how to best go through with your decision and we will take care of all of the complexities, such as property division, parenting time and child support. Call our office today at 630-409-8184 to set up a consultation.


The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.


1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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