Many divorce cases center around a very specific event that caused the end of the marriage. Maybe one person found themselves facing criminal charges, for example, or had an affair. As soon as the event came to light, it was clear that the marriage was going to end because that’s what their spouse wanted.
But a lot of divorce cases are not nearly this obvious. They just happen because couples drift apart over time. What are some signs that this could be happening to you and your spouse?
1. You begin making excuses to be apart
If your spouse starts making excuses to spend more time with their friends or even to spend more time at work, it could be that the two of you don’t enjoy spending time together. Couples sometimes do this as a way to avoid disagreements and arguments, but that still means that the relationship itself has some inherent problems.
2. You begin living like roommates
You may still live together, but that doesn’t mean you feel like you are in a romantic relationship. You and your spouse may start to feel like roommates who just share the same home or apartment, but there’s no real connection between the two of you. Physical intimacy is also important to a marriage.
3. You both have grown up
Sometimes, couples drift apart because they got married early. Brain development doesn’t stop until your mid-20s, and these are very important years for learning who you are. As people grow up, develop and change, they sometimes begin to drift apart.
If you and your spouse do decide to get a divorce this year, be sure you know what legal steps to take.