New Jersey law allows you to end your marriage for any reason. However, this doesn’t mean that filing for divorce is necessarily the best way to resolve issues in your relationship. Let’s look at some of the key factors that may help you determine whether it’s possible to salvage your marriage.
Get out if the relationship is abusive
If your spouse engages in physical, emotional or other types of abuse, you should look to leave the relationship as soon as it’s safe to do so. In most cases, the abuse will only escalate the longer that you stay in the relationship. A friend, family member or colleague may be able to help you obtain the resources needed to rebuild your life if you have to leave abruptly. Local charities or government agencies may also offer resources to help victims of domestic violence.
A lack of communication may indicate larger problems
Couples who are engaged in their relationships tend to have no problem finding time for each other. Whether it’s a weekly date night or spending a few minutes chatting before going to work, those in healthy relationships have few issues communicating with each other. However, if you find that your spouse can’t make time for you, it may be a sign that the relationship is dead or is nearing its natural end. Therefore, it might be a good idea to start preparing for divorce proceedings.
If you feel as if your marriage isn’t working out, filing for divorce may be the best option. This may be true even if you share kids with your spouse as they may notice the impact a toxic relationship is having on your mental health.