The Beginning of the End?
You might start to notice that the relationship of your dreams has turned out to be not as great as you initially thought. Signs are beginning to show that your marriage has cracks, and you might wonder if they can be repaired or if the time is coming to look for alternative solutions. Here are several signs to look for that can signify if your marriage is in trouble.
Lack of Intimacy
While this can be translated to a lack of sexual intimacy (which can also signify a problem with your marriage), this can also mean that the relationship you had with your spouse is not as close as it once was. Having an intimate relationship means that you and your spouse can tell each other anything and open up about your most heartfelt feelings that no one else knows about.
Early on in your relationship, you and your spouse may have been able to tell each other anything, even your deepest fears; now it might feel like pulling teeth to get the other person to talk. If this is the case, you may want to examine your relationship more closely.
Feelings of Loneliness
Being married to someone yet feeling alone signifies there is something very wrong with your marriage. You and your spouse should feel close to one another and should be each other’s best friends. If you notice that the two of you spend less and less time together, almost as if you are moving toward being roommates instead of partners, it might be time to take a look at where you are.
No Communication, No Compromise
Communication is perhaps the biggest key to making any relationship work. If there is no communication, then the relationship is bound to begin to fail over time. Additionally, people can be selfish and want their own way, which is why compromise in decision-making is important to helping a marriage grow. If you notice that either you or your spouse is continually insisting on their own way, your marriage might be headed for troubled waters.
You Are Not Happy
Perhaps the biggest component of determining where your marriage falls on the spectrum of success is your own personal happiness. When two people get married, they are happy with each other and set a goal of making each other happy throughout life’s circumstances. If you notice that you just are not happy in your relationship, maybe it is time to move on.
Speaking with a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney
Even after beginning to notice some of these signs, you might still be unsure of what your best option for moving forward is. In this scenario, it is important to speak with an attorney who can guide you to your best path forward. At The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, we know how stressful it can be to decide whether or not to end your marriage. We are committed to helping you get your questions answered and guiding you to your next chapter of life.
To schedule a consultation, call us at (717) 537-0928 or visit us online.