No New Jersey couple gets married thinking their relationship will prematurely end. However, unexpected situations can arise that lead to the breakdown of a marriage. These are some key signs that are common in such a situation.
One of the biggest signs that divorce is in your future is the presence of domestic violence in your marriage. Any abuse against a spouse shows a serious lack of respect. Whether it’s physical, sexual or even emotional, it spells trouble for even long-term marriages. Victims of domestic violence often get out of the relationship for the sake of their (and their children’s) physical and emotional well-being.
Constant fighting without resolution
All married couples fight, but there must be a resolution. If the opposite is true and the parties find themselves continuously at odds and fail to resolve their arguments, it can stifle their relationship and cause resentment. Not settling even small disputes can have long-term negative consequences.
Lack of support
All married couples need mutual support. If one or both spouses feel they aren’t being heard, it signifies their needs aren’t being met. Being married means being a team, so if one party feels like they are doing everything on their own, it causes them to feel like their spouse isn’t supporting them. This can cause unhappiness and lead to divorce.
Lack of intimacy
Intimacy is a big part of marriage; it gives spouses both physical and emotional closeness that they need to keep their passions burning. If this is lacking, it can cause a breakdown of the relationship. In some cases, one or both parties may even start to look elsewhere for physical intimacy.
Not all marriages are built to last. Although some couples can seek therapy and work on saving their relationships, others might find divorce necessary.